Labour Day

Labour Day Quick Facts

2023 Date1 May 2023
Labour Day

Labour Day History

Labour Day seeks to celebrate the social and economic achievements of workers in Queensland. This day also commemorates the start of making 8-hour work days socially acceptable. Carpenter Samuel Parnell is credited for the establishment of 8-hour day shifts after he refused to work more than 8-hours in one day. Labour Day in Queensland has been celebrated on the first Monday in May since 1912.

Labour Day Facts

  • in 2023, the minimum wage in Australia is $17.70 AUD.
  • According to IBIS World, in 2023, the State Government Administration industry in Australia has the highest number of workers with over 1.6 million employees.
  • In 2022, there were more than 13 million people part of Australia’s workforce.

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