Deposit N69 - Printing and Kindred Industries Union, Federal Office deposit 1

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N69

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Printing and Kindred Industries Union, Federal Office deposit 1

Date(s)

  • 1888 - 1984 (Creation)

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74.55 m

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Name of creator

(1966 - 1995)

Biographical history

The Printing & Kindred Industries Union was formed on 6 July 1966 after the amalgamation of the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia and the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees' Union of Australia. In 1986 the PKIU amalgamated with the Federated Photo Engravers Photo-Lithographers & Photogravure Employees' Association of Australia, and in 1992 with the Victorian Printers Operatives' Union. It was re-registered and retained its name until 1995 when the PKIU amalgamated with the Automotive Food Metals and Engineering Union to form the Automotive Food Metals Engineering Printing & Kindred Industries Union, otherwise known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.

Name of creator

(1920 - 1966)

Biographical history

The union was formed in December 1920 under the name of Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees Union of New South Wales by an amalgamation of the Australian Bookbinders' and Paper Rulers' Federated Association, New South Wales Lithographic Association, Letterpress Printers' Machinists' Industrial Union of Employees of NSW, and the Process Engravers' Union of NSW. In the late 1940s it amalgamated with the Victorian Lithographic Printers' Employees' Union to form the Amalgamated Printing Trade Employees' Union of Australia. The union amalgamated with the Printing Industry Employees Union of Australia in 1966 to form the Printing and Kindred Industries Union of Australia.

Name of creator

(c. 1916 - 1966)

Biographical history

The Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia, known as the One Big Union of Printers in 1916, was registered federally in 1917. On 31 March 1966 the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia and the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees' Union of Australia signed an agreement to amalgamate to form the Printing and Kindred Industries Union.

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(c. 1909 - 1986)

Biographical history

The Union, which operated since 1909, was registered federally as the Federated Process Engravers Photo-Lithographers & Photogravure Employees' Association of Australia in 1942. It was deregistered in 1943 and reinstated under the same name later that same year. Its name changed to the Federated Photo Engravers Photo Lithographers & Photogravure Employees' Association of Australia in 1952, and in 1986 amalgamated with the Printing and Kindred Industries Union.

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Minutes and agenda for Council and executive meetings; correspondence files; central filing system including general and industrial files re amalgamation, apprenticeship, awards and agreements, national wage case 1968-1978; reports, financial and membership records, rules, photographs, pamphlets published by the PKIU and predecessors, and publications. Includes records of state branches and predecessors the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia, Federated Photo Engravers, the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees Union of Australia, and the Photo Lithographers and Photogravure Employees Association of Australia.

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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For later material see AMWU deposit Z102

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Entered from deposit description on 11 December 2012

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