Organisation: Australian Council of Trade Unions (1927 - )

From
3 May 1927
Topics
Industrial relations and Trade Unions
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, 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.

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