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May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Queensland celebrates May Day (Labour Day) with a public holiday on Monday, 2 May 2022.

Labour Day is an annual public holiday that celebrates the eight-hour working day, a victory for workers in the mid-late 19th century.

On 21 April in 1856, building workers in Melbourne took strike action and won the eight-hour day as a general industry standard. The argument for the eight-hour day was based on the need for each person to have eight hours labour, eight hours recreation and eight hours rest.

See video, from union historian Liam Byrne at this link.



Monday, 2nd May 2022

9am: Meet in Wharf St, Spring Hill.

10am sharp: March starts

The march will be followed by a festival for the whole family at the RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, with free children’s rid


May 2
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Queensland Council of Unions
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Spring Hill
Corner of Turbot and Wharf Streets
Spring Hill, Queensland Australia
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