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Mervyn John (Merv) Malcolm (1927–1986)

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Merv V. Malcolm (1927-1986) trade union official

Birth: 1927, Bathurst, NSW. Death: 2 June 1986, Hurstville, Sydney

  • Gained High School Intermediate Certificate;
  • Started apprenticeship as fitter and machinist in Bathurst, 1943, and moved to Eveleigh workshops NSW Govt. Railways c.1945;
  • Employed as fitter and machinist, NSW Govt. Railways 1949-62;
  • Joined ALP, Stanmore 1952; Secretary of Stanmore branch for several years;
  • Delegate to Sydney District Committee of Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU), 1951-62; Elected Secretary Sydney District Committee 1962-1968 and name of position changed to NSW State Secretary AEU, 1968-72 following establishment of union in Australia as autonomous body later NSW State Secretary Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union (AMWU) (after amalgamation incorporating Boilermakers’ & Blacksmiths’ Society and Sheet Metal Workers Union), 1972-1986 (retired) (1962-1986 continuous);
  • Member, State Council AEU; Member, Commonwealth Council of AEU, 1968-1972? at least; Delegate to AMWU National Council from 1972; Member, Illawarra South Hurstville branch, 1973 at least;
  • Delegate to State conferences and delegate to State Council ALP; Held positions on State and Federal election sub-committees, the Labor Committee and News Bulletin Committee. 

Lyb; Metal Worker, July 1986 p.8

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'Malcolm, Mervyn John (Merv) (1927–1986)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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