Article Title

The Ted Roach Papers: Highlights Connected With the Trade Union Activities of E.C. Roach


I first commenced activities in connection with trade unions upon my return to Newcastle from three and a half years carrying my swag at the end of 1931 — during which time I played an important part in building unemployed workers’ movements in various places in Queensland, and in 1932 became the District Secretary, Newcastle and Coalfields of the Unemployed Workers Movement; also District Secretary of the militant Minority Movement, and was given the full time responsibility for assisting building Trade Union organisation.