1927, the ground work for the formation of an organization took shape to
cover estate staff employees. The organization called the “Estates
Asiatic Staff Association” was registered in 1928 under the Societies
The fear of the employers kept a large section of the potential members away from the Association and the Association did not present itself as a force to be reckoned. Meanwhile, similar Associations were formed at regional and estate levels. In order to make it more effective and to pursue common objectives, the leaders of the Associations took the initiative in 1935 to consolidate all the other Associations and form the “All Malayan Estate Asiatic Staff Association.” This Association was registered in 1936.