- 19 November 1891
Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Union organiser
Mel Cashman joined the Women and Girls' Printing Trades Union at the cost of her job, but became union president in 1914. In 1917 the union amalgamated with the men's union to become the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia. Cashman was organising secretary of the Women and Girls' Section. Cashman resigned from the union in 1940 and became a Commonwealth arbitration inspector.
Sources used to compile this entry: Radi, Heather, 'Cashman, Ellen Imelda (Mel) (1891 - 1983)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A170191b.htm.