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Allen, Douglas (Doug)

This entry is from People Australia

Douglas (Doug) J. ALLEN, Birth ? Marriage? Death?

Four years service with RAAF during WWII.  Instructor, Line Training School, S.A. 1953-1967, State Secretary, S. A. Branch, Amalgamated Postal Workers Union (APWU), encouraging union branch to erect its own building. Also served as Federal President. 1967, resigned union position due to ill health.  Significant role in 1968 transport strike. Became S.A. Manager, Industrial Relations Department, Postal Commission. ‘Stood firmly on the side of the rank and file’. Member ALP.

The Postal Advocate, 21 Jan 1954, Dec 1967; F. Waters 1978;

Original Publication

  • Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement 1788-1975, 2012

Citation details

'Allen, Douglas (Doug) ', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 November 2020.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Military Service
Key Organisations
Political Activism