Motor Omnibus Employees' Association

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Trade union

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Motor Omnibus Employees' Association

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Dates of existence

1932 - 1972


The Motor Omnibus Employees' Association was formed in 1932 and registered in New South Wales in 1935. In the federal sphere, the Australian Tramway Employees' Association (formed in 1910) became the Australian Tramway and Motor Omnibus Employees' Association in 1934. The NSW union appears to have developed a separate role representing members on non-government buses in Sydney, Parramatta, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Gosford and Wollongong. It became the Bus Section of the Transport Workers' Union, New South Wales Branch from 1 March 1972, whereas the federal union amalgamated with railway unions to form the Australian Rail Tram and Bus Industry Union in 1993.


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Representation for bus drivers

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Australian Tramways and Motor Omnibus Employees Association (1934 - 1950; 1950 - 1993)

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Entered from deposit description 14 November 2012




Australian Trade Union Archives website:
Sydney Morning Herald, 3 January 1935, p. 5; 6 March 1935, p.10

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