Are you aware that Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day in and called May Day in the Northern Territory, commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians?
Worth noting is the workers in Australia were the very first to achieve a reduction in working time without a salary cut. And because of the success of its eight-hour movement, Australia inspired workers in other countries, including the United States to likewise campaign for shorter hours and it led to the declaration of International Workers Day.
In some states like Western Australia and in Tasmania, the date commemorates the Eight Hours Day march. In Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March (though the latter calls it Eight Hours Day). While it is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia.
A bit of history. Labour Day can be traced back to the 1800s when some workers were required to work for close to 12 hours and were allowed only one day off during the week.
On April 21, 1856, the stonemasons at the University of Melbourne put down their tools and marched to the Parliament House, protesting, demanding for an eight-hour working day. That action led to employers finally agreeing to a 48-hour week for their workers. A victory march was held on May 12, 1856, and that marked the first Labour Day celebration.
Some states in Australia later did the same. And so, between 1856 and 1879 an eight-hour working day regulation was created. New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, and Victoria late followed, with each city having its day selected for Labour Day celebration.
While the observance of Labour Day is different in many parts of Australia, Labour Day nonethless is celebrated at different times across the country because each state achieved the eight-hour day on different dates. According to history, The Labour Day date was moved from May to the second Monday in March in some parts of Australia after World War II ended.
Since then, All over the world, a special day is given to individuals working, into blue collar or white collar jobs, regardless of color, race, age, creed, or nationality. Universally, dates may vary, but the essence is the same. One day in a year, the workers' contributions towards the nation's – or every nations’ economy everywhere are recognized and honored.
Labour Day is not a trivial holiday. The day-offs are observed and celebrated with earnestness by Australians.
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Happy Labour Day and have the time of your life!