Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Federated Railway Locomotive Enginemens' Association of Australasia
  • Australian Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

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Description area

Dates of existence

1900 - 1993


The Union was originally known as the Federated Railway Locomotive Enginemen's Association of Australasia after the amalgamation of the Locomotive Engine Drivers' & Firemens' Association from Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. In February 1921, it was renamed the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen and gained federal registration with the Federal Arbitration Court. By 1926 the union had changed its name to the Australian Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, but reverted back to Australian Federated Union of Enginemen in 1927. In 1993 the AFULE merged with the Australian Tramway & Motor Omnibus Employees' Association, the National Union of Rail Workers of Australia and the Australian Railways Union to form the Australian Rail Tram & Bus Industry Union.


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Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for train drivers

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 18 February 2013




Australian Trade Union Archives, (accessed on 18 February 2013)

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