Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia

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Description area

Dates of existence

1915 - 1992


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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Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for cleaners, hairdessers, wigmakers, saddlers, laundry employees, sugar refinery worker etc.

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Entered from deposit description 16 October 2012




Australian Trade Union Archives website: www.atua.org.au
Margo Beasley, The Missos: A History of the Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, 1996

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