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Australian Council of Trade Unions (1927 - )

From
3 May 1927
Alternative Names
  • ACTU (Acronym)
Website
http://www.actu.org.au

Summary

In 1927, union delegates gathered in the Victorian Trades Hall and voted to establish the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), a national trade union centre of affiliated unions.

The objectives of the ACTU, as stated in its constitution, were as follows: socialisation of industry; organisation of wage and salary earners in the Australian workforce within the trade union movement; and utilisation of Australian resources to maintain full employment, establish equitable living standards which increase in line with output, and create opportunities for the development of talent. Aside from a diminished emphasis on the socialisation of industry, these overarching aims have remained largely unchanged.

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  • George, Jennie (1947 - )

    Jennie George was an office bearer with the Australian Council of Trade Unions, serving as Vice President (1987); Assistant Secretary (1991-1996) and President (1996-2000).

Vice President

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