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Douglas (Doug) Allen (?–?)

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Douglas (Doug) J. Allen (?-?) trade union official

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  • 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;

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