Organisation: Australian Council of Trade Unions (1927 - )

3 May 1927
Industrial relations and Trade Unions
Alternative Names
  • ACTU (acronym)


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, are as follows:

- The socialisation of industry;
- Organisation of wage and salary earners in the Australian workforce (within the trade union movement);
- The 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.

Related entries

Related Organisations

Related Events

Related Opinion Polls

Related People