Deposit T34 - Australian Timber Workers' Union, Victorian Branch deposit

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AU NBAC T34

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Australian Timber Workers' Union, Victorian Branch deposit

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  • 1907 - 1921 (Creation)

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.9 m

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(1913 - 1918)

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In 1913 the federal division of the Federated Saw Mill, Timber Yard and General Wood Workers Employees' Association changed its name to the Amalgamated Timber Workers' Union of Australia. The earlier union had been registered federally in 1907 and had registered branches in Victoria from 1905, Adelaide 1906, New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania 1908. Although this union was deregistered in 1918 its members formed a new union, the Australian Timber Workers' Union, in the same year.

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(1918 - 1991)

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The Australian Timber Workers' Union was registered in 1918 after the deregistration of the Amalgamated Timber Workers' Union of Australia. The new union extended coverage to workers in box and case factories, saw makers' shops, joiners' workshops, carpenters, implement workers and wood working machinists. In 1940 the union filed an application and succeeded in extending its coverage to most workers employed in the timber and wood industry including cabinet makers and furniture factories. In 1991 it amalgamated with the Pulp & Paper Workers' Federation of Australia to form the Australian Timber & Allied Industries Union. Later in the year another amalgamation with the Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia created the ATAIU & BWIU Amalgamated Union. Further amalgamations eventually saw this union become part of the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union in 1993.

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Rule books, conference report and photographs, including Federated Saw Mill, Timber Yard and General Woodworkers' Employees Association material.

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Entered from deposit description 21 September 2012

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