Deposit Z277 - Transport Workers' Union New South Wales Branch deposit 2

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AU NBAC Z277

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Transport Workers' Union New South Wales Branch deposit 2

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  • 1905 - 1987 (Creation)

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85 boxes and one large photograph

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(1888 - 1928)

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The Sydney Trolley and Drayman's Union was registered from 1888 and was known as the Trolley, Draymen and Carters' Union of Sydney and Suburbs from 1901. By 1922 it was known as the Trolley, Draymen and Motor Drivers' Union of New South Wales. It amalgamated with the Federated Carters' and Drivers' Industrial Union to form the Amalgamated Road Transport Workers' Union which was registered in 1928 and renamed the Transport Workers' Union in 1938.

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(1928 -)

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In 1925, representatives of the Federated Carters' and Drivers' Industrial Union, the Trolley Draymen and Carters' Union and the Motor Transport and Chauffeurs' Association met to plan the establishment of a new union to represent all persons employed in connection with the transport of people or goods by road. The Amalgamated Road Transport Workers' Union was federally registered in 1928 (though the Motor Transport and Chauffeurs' Association withdrew beforehand) and ten years later it changed its name to the Transport Workers' Union of Australia. In 1947 members of the deregistered Federated Carters' and Drivers' Industrial Union of Australia, which had continued in parallel, joined the union. By the end of 1987 the Transport Workers' Union had amalgamated with the Motor Transport and Chauffeurs' Association and retained the same name.

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(1932 - 1972)

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The Motor Omnibus Employees' Association was formed in 1932 and registered in New South Wales in 1935. In the federal sphere, the Australian Tramway Employees' Association (formed in 1910) became the Australian Tramway and Motor Omnibus Employees' Association in 1934. The NSW union appears to have developed a separate role representing members on non-government buses in Sydney, Parramatta, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Gosford and Wollongong. It became the Bus Section of the Transport Workers' Union, New South Wales Branch from 1 March 1972, whereas the federal union amalgamated with railway unions to form the Australian Rail Tram and Bus Industry Union in 1993.

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(1903 - c. 1971)

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The Milk and Ice Carters' and Dairymen's Employees' Union of NSW was formed in February 1903. By 1971 milk and ice carters and dairy transport workers were represented by the Transport Workers Union of Australia.

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Minutes of Trolley, Draymen and Carters'/Motor Drivers' Union and Transport Workers' Union New South Wales Branch (1917-1972), minutes of sub-branches: Sydney, Southern Districts, Newcastle, North Coast, general cartage, taxi cab/passenger, commercial and lorry owner drivers, office files, rules, financial records, arbitration material, photographs (from 1905), union badges and tickets and printed material. Minutes and other records of Motor Omnibus Employees' Association (1965-1972) and records of the Milk and Ice Carters' and Dairymen's Employees' Union of NSW (1958-1971).

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Entered from deposit description 13 November 2012

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