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Arter, John Joseph (Jack) (1904–1973)

This entry is from People Australia

Jack Arter. Birth: 1904, Essendon, Melbourne. Marriage: ? 1 son Death 1973, Thornbury, Melbourne.

Served 23 years with the Amalgamated Engineering Union, Victoria. First non-tradesman to be elected as organiser. ‘Always had a deep concern for the wages and conditions of semi-skilled workers in the industry’. Played major part in 1947 strike, and in warding off Industrial Groups’ attempts to take control of the union. Believed in amalgamation of all metal unions.

Tribune, 6 Nov 1973.

Original Publication

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

Citation details

'Arter, John Joseph (Jack) (1904–1973)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 1 April 2020.

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