Shearers and Rural Workers' Union

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Shearers and Rural Workers' Union (SRWU)
FoundedBorn 1886. Reborn 1994.
TypeAustralian Trade Union
Location
Key people
National General Secretary - Bernard Constable

The Shearers and Rural Workers' Union is an Australian industrial union that is not registered with the Fair Work Commission and is also not affiliated with the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

They formed on 1 May 1994 in Victoria when members of the Australian Workers' Union split away due to the declining membership of the AWU; the increase in AWU dues; and, a perceived anti-democratic bureaucracy in the AWU.

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Further reading[edit]

  • "Building a fighting union" [Interview with Steve Roach, Secretary SRWU] in Militant (Socialist Party Australia) September 1997. [Website outdated, may be deleted.]