Trade union membership badges
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The wearing of a badge to show pride in membership has a long tradition within Australia’s trade unions. The design usually incorporated the tools of the trade or an emblem equally symbolic - 1. Federated Engine Drivers’ and Firemen’s Association of Australasia -- 2. Blacksmiths’ Society of Australia -- 3. Sheet Metal Working Agricultural Implement & Stove Making Industrial Union of Australia -- 4. Operative Painters’ and Decorators’ Union of Australia -- 5. Australian Builders’ Labourers’ Federation -- 6. Federated Shipwrights’ and Ship Constructors’ Association of Australia.