Australian Telecommunications Employees' Association

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Australian Telecommunications Employees' Association

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Australian Postal Electricians' Union
  • Postal Telecommunication Technicians' Association

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1912 - 1992


Originally formed in 1912 as the Australian Postal Electricians' Union, this union became known in 1943, as the Postal Telecommunication Technicians' Association. The union consisted of telephone engineers and maintenance workers. In 1976 the union changed its name to the Australian Telecommunications Employees' Association and, on merging with the Australian Telephone and Phonogram Officers' Association in 1988 assumed a shared title. In 1992 the union became known as the Communication Workers' Union of Australia after it amalgamated with the Australian Postal and Telecommunications Union.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for engineers, electricians

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 14 December 2012




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