During the 1960s, ACSPA and CAEGO developed close working relations with the ACTU, especially with the aim of co-ordinating a single union submission to National Wage Cases.
(86) As a result of mergers with ACSPA and CAGEO, the ACTU claimed a new representativeness, bringing together blue- and white-collar unions in a way which was internationally remarkable.
(52) Martin, "Australian Professional and White-Collar Unions," 227-8; Gerard and Vincent Giuca, "One Union Peak Council: the Merger of ACSPA and CAGEO with the ACTU," Journal of Industrial Relations, 28 (1986), 483-503.
Bob Hawke, as President-elect of the ACTU, spoke to the 1969 ACSPA conference.
The ACSPA Federal Executive Meeting in December 1969 authorised the federal officers and its representative on the Joint Committee to commence negotiations but regular formal discussions of the Joint Working Party only commenced from 1970.