This badge was produced by the Printing and Kindred Industries Union (PKIU), a national union active between 1966 and 1995. After several amalgamations it evolved into the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.
The donor of this badge, John Ellis, writes:
This badge was particularly relevant for me as I worked as a
typesetter/compositor in the printing industry. I wore this badge to
anti-war demonstrations and also on a regular basis to work and other
events. I wore it to show people how much I support
peace and how I
believe that there is a
better way to solve problems rather than
taking up arms.
My peace activism began when I was a young man and continues to this day.
When wearing the badge, it was a connection with other peace