Printing Trades Federation Council

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Trade union

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Printing Trades Federation Council

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  • Sydney Printing Trades Federation Council

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Dates of existence

1896 - 1920


The Printing Trades Federation Council was established in February 1896 after a series of meetings with the aim of bringing about a federation of every worker in the printing and kindred trades. The Council, made up of unions of bookbinders, lithographers, photo-engravers, and letterpress machinists, was succeeded by the Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees' Union in December 1920.


New South Wales

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Representation for printers

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Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees Union of Australia (1920 - 1966)

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Entered from deposit description on 18 December 2012




Hagan, James. Printers and Politics: A History of the Australian Printing Unions 1850-1950 (Australian National University Press in association with the Printing and Kindred Industries Union, Canberra, 1966)

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