Newcastle Coal Trimmers' Federal Union

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Trade union

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Newcastle Coal Trimmers' Federal Union

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  • Newcastle Coal Trimmers' Friendly Accident Society

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Dates of existence

1882 - 1921

History

The Newcastle Coal Trimmers' Friendly Accident Society was registered as a trade union in 1882 but went out of existence in the 1890s. The union was resuscitated and registered in 1901 as the Newcastle Coal Trimmers' Federal Union, after coal trimmers stopped work out of respect for the death of Queen Victoria and were penalised by employers. Coal trimmers were the waterside workers who loaded coal as cargo and into bunkers on steam ships. The union became the Newcastle Coal Trimmers Branch of the Waterside Workers' Federation in 1921.

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Representation for wharf labourers

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Entered from deposit description 21 March 2013

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Sources

Margo Beasley, Wharfies: The History of the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia, Halstead Press, 1996, pp. 37, 93

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