Deposit T35 - Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union deposit 1

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AU NBAC T35

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Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union deposit 1

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  • 1915 - 1956 (Creation)

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9.9 m

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(1912 - 1925)

Biographical history

The Australian Letter Carriers' Association was registered in Victoria under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act on 25 September 1912. The Association was an amalgamation of several unions, most notably, the Victorian Letter Carriers' Association which had been operating prior to Federation. By 1924 the Association became known as the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia and a year later amalgamated with the Australian Postal Linesmen's Union and the Postal Sorters' Union of Australia to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia which changed its name in 1926 to the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union of Australia.

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(1912 - 1925)

Biographical history

The Postal Sorters' Union of Australia was formed in 1912 as a federation of five State unions and registered in 1913. In 1925 it merged with the Australian Letter Carriers' Association (then known as the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia) and the Australian Postal Linesmen's Union to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia, renamed the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union of Australia in 1926.

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(1925 - 1974)

Biographical history

The Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union had its origins in the Australian Letter Carriers' Association which was registered federally in 1912. In 1924 it changed its name to the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia only to amalgamate a year later with the Postal Sorters' Union of Australia to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia. From 1926 it was known as the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union and it survived until 1974 when it changed its name to the Australian Postal and Telecommunications Union.

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Minutes of the Australian Letter Carriers' Association Executive Council (1923-1924) and conferences (1915-1924), minutes of the Postal Sorters' Union of Australia Federal Executive (1924-1925), correspondence of the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union with branches, Public Service Board, Postmaster-General's Department, Superannuation Board, members of parliament and other unions, and information files including reports, press cuttings and printed material.

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Entered from deposit description 13 December 2012

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