Deposit N342 - Amalgamated Footwear and Textile Workers' Union, Tasmanian Branch

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AU NBAC N342

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Amalgamated Footwear and Textile Workers' Union, Tasmanian Branch

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  • 1987 - 1991 (Creation)

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(1987 - 1992)

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The Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia was formed in 1987, following an amalgamation between the Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation and the Australian Textile Workers' Union. The Union can be traced to about 1886 with the formation of the Victorian Silk Hatters' Society, which evolved in 1912, as the Federated Felt Hatting Employees' Union of Australasia. Shortly before this, in 1908, the Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation was formed. In 1919, the third branch of the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia family tree was established with the formation and federal registration of the Australian Textile Workers' Union.

In 1984, The Australian Textile Workers' Union (i) and the Federated Felt Hatting & Allied Trade Employees' Union of Australia (the successor of the Federated Felt Hatting Employees' Union of Australasia) merged to form the Australian Textile Workers' Union (ii).

Operating until 1992 the Amalgamated Footwear & Textile Workers' Union of Australia eventually merged with the Clothing & Allied Trades Union of Australia to become the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia.

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Minutes 1988-1990, correspondence 1987-1989, correspondence from the National Council Textile Division 1987-1990, correspondence from the Tasmanian Trades Council 1987-1989, correspondence from the Tasmanian Industrial Commission 1987-1989, workers' compensation inwards correspondence 1988-1990, Australian Electoral Commission inwards correspondence 1988-1990, union returns membership lists for employers 1990-1991.

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Entered from deposit description on 1 March 2013; revised by Phuong on 22 August 2016

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