Deposit Z582 - South Pacific and Oceanic Council of Trade Unions

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South Pacific and Oceanic Council of Trade Unions


  • 1988 - 1998 (Creation)

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5.85 m

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(1988 - 1998)

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The South Pacific and Oceanic Council of Trade Unions (SPOCTU) was formed in 1988 replacing the Pacific Trade Union Forum of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Asian & Pacific Regional Organisation. SPOCTU operated as the peak council of the trade union movement in the Pacific Islands, representing affiliated organisations in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Australia. Conferences were held every two years and an intensive program of training workshops was undertaken, often in conjunction with the Pacific office of the Commonwealth Trade Union Council. SPOCTU closed its office in Brisbane in 1998.

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Correspondence and reports of steering committees, conference and projects files, country files including correspondence with national unions and projects carried out in those countries, correspondence with affiliated organisations, issue files and media files.


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National Library of Australia: 2451350; Mfm PMB 1166

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Entered from deposit description on 19 November 2012




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