Deposit Z370 - Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union Federal Office deposit 1

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Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union Federal Office deposit 1


  • 1913 - 1995 (Creation)

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120 and 46 cartons

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(1915 - 1992)

Biographical history

The union was formed in 1915 and registered in 1916 originally bringing together three State unions: the Passenger and Goods Lift Attendants' Union of New South Wales (1909), the Watchmen, Caretakers and Cleaners' Union of New South Wales (1910), and the Watchmen, Caretakers and Male Office Cleaners' Union of Victoria (1913). It amalgamated with over 50 unions in its long history including unions representing billiard markers, undertakers' assistants, hairdressers, watchmakers, dental technicians, photographic employees, ambulance employees, and sailmakers. Its final amalgamation was with the Federated Liquor and Allied Industries Employees' Union of Australia to form the Australian Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union in 1992.

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(1992 -)

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The Australian Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union was formed in 1992 as an amalgamation of the Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia and the Federated Liquor and Allied Industries Employees' Union of Australia. Further amalgamations were with the Pastrycooks, Bakers, Biscuitmakers and Allied Trades Union in 1993, the Ambulance Employees' Association of Victoria in 1994 and the Bakery Employees and Salesmen's Federation of Australia in 1995. It was also known as the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union or LHMU. It was renamed United Voice on 1 March 2011.

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(1901 - 1977)

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The Pyrmont Sugar Works Employees' Union was also known as the Sugar Works Employees' Union and was registered as such under the New South Wales Trade Union Act on 9 July 1901.

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Federal Council minutes (1961-1973), copies of Branch minutes: NSW, Victorian, Queensland, South Australian, Western Australian, ACT, Watchmen's Employment Committee and Northern Australian Workers' Union Branches, correspondence and subject files, rule books, reports, financial records, Ray Gietzeldt's files as General Secretary, industrial files and printed material. Minute books of New South Wales Branch (1940-1980), Sydney Shipping Industry Section (1956-1980), Victorian Branch (1945-1963), Western Australian Branch (1963-1982), ACT Branch (1960), Queensland Branch (1930-1956), NSW and Tasmanian Branch correspondence, and industrial files. Includes miscellaneous records of the Australian Leather and Allied Trades Employees' Federation (1902-1966), minutes, membership records, files and financial records of the Pyrmont Sugar Works Employees' Union (1905-1973) and minutes of the Metropolitan Cleaners, Caretakers and Lift Attendants Industrial Union of Workers, Western Australia (1927-1930). Deposit received in 2002 consists of arbitration files (1940s-1980s), correspondence, printed material and copies of Branch minutes (1980s-1990s).


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Entered from deposit description 17 October 2012




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