Woolclassers' Association of New South Wales

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Trade union

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Woolclassers' Association of New South Wales

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Dates of existence

1909 - 1933


The association was registered under the New South Wales Trade Union Act of 1881 on 6 September 1909. The Association was formed to cover woolclassers in country sheds, as shearers and most other shed hands were covered by the Australian Workers' Union, and classers working in woolstores by the Federated Storemen and Packers' Union. In the early years an award was negotiated with the various New South Wales pastoral associations and then registered in the Industrial Court. The Association applied for federal registration, which it obtained in 1933, and changed its name to the Woolclassers' Association of Australia and acted as its New South Wales Branch.


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Representation for woolclassers

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Entered from deposit description 12 October 2012




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