AU NBAC N370
Federated Ironworkers' Association South Australian Branch deposit
- 1925 - 1991 (Creation)
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11 boxes and 6 volumes.
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(1908 - 1991)
The Federated Ironworkers Association of Australia was formed in Sydney on 25 September 1908 by delegates from New South Wales and Victoria. By 1909 it had branches in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. The Federation was registered on 20 May 1911. In October and November 1942 the Federation met with the Arms Explosives and Munition Workers' Federation regarding amalgamation and a National Executive Council was set up in 1943 representing the Federal Committees of Management of both Unions. The name of the organisation was to be the Metal & Munition Workers' Union but it was never registered as such. In 1975 the FIA amalgamated again with the Federated Artificial Fertilizer and Chemical Workers' Union of Australia. Although reregistering, the Union remained known as the Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia. A further amalgamation with the Australasian Society of Engineers in 1991 created the Federation of Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Employees. A year later the Australian Glass Workers' Union joined and by 1993, the Federation of Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Employees merged with the Australian Workers' Union to form the AWU-FIME Amalgamated Union.
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(1921 - 1975)
The Federated Artificial Fertilizers and Chemical Workers' Union of Australia originated as the Federated Artificial Manure Trade and Chemical Workers' Union of Australia. Formed in 1913 as a breakaway union to the then communist-controlled Federated Ironworkers' Association, the Federated Artificial Manure Trade and Chemical Workers Union of Australia underwent a change of name in 1921 to the Federated Artificial Fertilizers and Chemical Workers' Union of Australia. By the end of 1948 this union had been deregistered and then reregistered under the same name. In 1975 it was amalgamated back into the Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia, which subsequently became the Federation of Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Employees.
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Minutes of Federal Council, Conference and Executive (1942-1975 copies), SA State Council (1940-1944), Adelaide Branch (1925-1927, 1939-1991), Port Adelaide Branch (1965-1975), Chemical Workers Branch (1968-1987) including SA Branch of Federated Artificial Fertilizers and Chemical Workers' Union, SA Metal Trades Council (1940-1948) and Athol Park Progress Association (1957-1959). Adelaide Branch membership records and correspondence.
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This deposit was accessioned as Z480. It was converted to N370 17 January 2018.
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Entered from deposit description 15 October 2012. Revised and converted to N370 by Brenton Clifford, 17 January 2018.