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1 l., 20 p. ; 26-34 cm.
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Trades and Labor Council of Queensland (1922- ).
Objectives - To act as a unifying body for trade unions in Queensland.
Publicists - From 1970 refer to the annual Official Trades Union Directory.
Notes: The T.L.C. was first set up in 1885 then disbanded in 1889 to make way for the Australian Labor Federation. It was reformed briefly in 1903. It was voted out of existence by the Second Trade Union Congress in 1911 and finally re-established in 1922 with the affiliation of forty-six unions It amalgamated the Trades Hall Board, the Eight Hour Day Committee and the Brisbane Industrial Council. The formation of the present T.L.C. coincided with, and in fact was a direct result of the occupancy of the present Trades Hall by the unions in April 1922. The T.L.C. is the state branch of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Note: The Trades and Labor Council of Queensland was established in 1922. In 1993 it became the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Queensland Branch. In 1999 it was renamed the Queensland Council of Unions.
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Alexander Macdonald was a trade union official and member of the Communist Party of Australia. He was general secretary of the Queensland Trades and Labour Council from 1952 until his death in 1969.
Accompanying letter from UQFL191 Constance Healy Papers
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Letter and copy of submission made by the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland to the Government of Queensland seeking an end to wage discrimination against Aboriginal Australians in the pastoral industry. Both are dated 6 July 1964 and signed by A. Macdonald, General Secretary.
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Revised, FF, 03-Mar-2020; Revised, LJ, 21-Nov-2019; Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.