The two unions were amalgamated and calledMalayan Airways/ Quantas Empire Airways Local Employees'
union. Only employees of these two Airlines and
their Associate and Subsidiary Companies were eligible for membership.
25 Aug 1958
The name of Qantas Empire Airways Local Employees' Union was changed to Singapore Airlines' Employees
22 Dec 1956
Members of the Malayan Airways Local Employees' Union went on strike for the
first time for a Goodwill Bonus. Following the payment of the Goodwill Bonus by
Management the strike ended on January 13, 1957.
15 Apr 1955
Eight years later amidst threat of dismissal, employees of a local airline -
Malayan Airways - formed the Malayan Airways
Local Employees' Union.
17 Dec 1947
The name was changed toQantas Empire Airways Local Employees' Union in order to
obtain recognition from the management of Qantas.
19 June 1947
150 airline workers assembled in Victoria Street to form the
Singapore Civil Air Transport-workers'
Union. Membership was confined to the employees of Qantas Empire