Labour Day History
Labour Day celebrates the acheivements of workers and their struggle for an 8-hour work day. On April 21, 1856, workers marched through the streets of Melbourne demanding an 8-hour working day. Their protest was ultimately successful and earned the Australians a reduced work day and more humane working conditions. The day serves to remember all of those who endured harsh working conditions and the battle to secure better working conditions.
Labour Day is an annual holiday in Western Australia. Labour Day in Western Australia is celebrated on the first Monday in March to remember the marches and movements dedicated to a obtaining a fair work week. In Western Australia, Labour Day was moved from its traditional May weekend into March following the Second World War in order to separate holidays. Elsewhere in the country, it is referred to as Eight Hours Day or as Labour Day but celebrated on differing dates.
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