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Badge - Federated Rubber & Allied Workers, Pitcher, 1933-1988 Reg. No: SH 911563
- Badge made by Pitcher, in Melbourne. It was made for the, Federated Rubber & Allied Workers Union before the Union amalgamated with the Federated Storemen and Packers' Union of Australia in 1991 to become the National Union of Workers. The Rubber and Allied Worker's Union sought to deal with the problem of high labour turnover and with improving the position of migrant labour in Australian industry.
Federated and registered in 1911 as the Rubber Workers Union of Australia, this union immediately recognised the growing importance of motor transport within the Australian economy, particularly in terms of how it would affect the rubber industry. By 1916 the union had changed names to the Federated Rubber Workers of Australia. In 1923 its name changed again, this time to the Federated Rubber Workers Union of Australia. Ten years later, in 1933, it became the Federated Rubber & Allied Workers Union of Australia. In sought to deal with the problem of high labour turnover and with improving the position of migrant labour in Australian industry.
- Gold plated circular badge with pin stamped to back. Front, white enamel, map of Australia containing union initials in gold relief with blue enamel external circle with union name in gold relief.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from National Union of Workers, 1991
|Dimensions:||2.30 cm (Height), 0.80 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||rubber industry, societies, trade unions, working life, badges|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2011-2021|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE UNIONS|
|Inscriptions:||Front, gold relief: FEDERATED RUBBER & ALLIED WORKERS UNION. Centre: F.R.A.W.U. Gold relief, bottom back: Pitcher/Melb.|
|Manufacturer:||Pitcher, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1933-1988|
|User:||Federated Rubber and Allied Workers' Union, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1933-1988|
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