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Labor Council of New South Wales (1871 - )

Sydney, New South Wales
Trade Union Peak Body
Alternative Names
  • Trades and Labour Council of Sydney
  • Unions New South Wales


The Trades and Labour Council was formed by six Unions in 1871. It covered both skilled craft unions and the new labourers' unions. In 1894, the Trades & Labor Council of Sydney became the Sydney District of Australasian Labour Federation. It changed names again six years later in 1900 to the Sydney Labor Council. In 1908, the name was yet again changed to the Labor Council of New South Wales.

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See also

  • 'The class war', The Australian Workman (Sydney), vol. 2, no. 59, 7 November 1891, p. 1. Image PDF Details
  • Kendall, F. C., 'Stand together, men, as brothers', The Australian Workman, vol. 1, no. 30, 18 April 1891, p. 1. Image PDF Details