Federated Gas Employees' Industrial Union

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Federated Gas Employees' Industrial Union

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Dates of existence

1911 - 1996


The Federated Gas Employees' Industrial Union was registered in 1911. Charlie Crofts, who later became the secretary of the Commonwealth Council of Federated Unions from 1923 to 1927 and the Australian Council of Trade Unions from 1927 to 1943 was on the first executive and became Victorian then National secretary of the Union in 1914, a position he held till his death in 1950. The union had strong branches in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. It amalgamated with the Transport Workers' Union of Australia in 1996.


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Representation for factory workers

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Entered from deposit description 30 January 2013




Australian Trade Union Archives website: www.atua.org.au
Australian Dictionary of Biography website: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/crofts-charles-alfred-5823

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