Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day in Tasmania and May Day in the Northern Territory, commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians.

Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day in Tasmania and May Day in the Northern Territory, commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians.

Labor Day in United States is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

Labor Day in United States is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

If you are lucky enough to have a break on Labour Day, then thank a group of brave stonemasons for the holiday. Celebrated in Victoria on the second Monday of March, it marks a win for better working conditions for the working class and 2016 is the 160th anniversary of this historic battle.  In the 1800s, conditions for workers were not great. The rights most Australians take for granted today – sick leave, holiday pay – simply didn't exist.

If you are lucky enough to have a break on Labour Day, then thank a group of brave stonemasons for the holiday. Celebrated in Victoria on the second Monday of March, it marks a win for better working conditions for the working class and 2016 is the 160th anniversary of this historic battle. In the 1800s, conditions for workers were not great. The rights most Australians take for granted today – sick leave, holiday pay – simply didn't exist.

Float  in Swanston St. Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia 1955.  The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

Float in Swanston St. Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

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Believe it or not, before the Industrial Revolution, people used to take a "first sleep" and "second sleep" everyday.

Believe it or not, before the Industrial Revolution, people used to take a "first sleep" and "second sleep" everyday.

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The stolen children  They were sent from Irish orphanages to Australia with the promise of freedom. Instead, writes Declan Cashin, our child migrants battled with abuse and slave labour

The stolen children They were sent from Irish orphanages to Australia with the promise of freedom. Instead, writes Declan Cashin, our child migrants battled with abuse and slave labour

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Laying the tables very early this morning for Labour Day luncheon at home today with 24 of our wonderful friends from our Austin Healey club. Great company. Lots of laughs. Perfect day!!  #home #botticellihouse #Brisbane #Australia #labourday #luncheon #perfectday #blueandwhiteforever #nothingnewthere

Laying the tables very early this morning for Labour Day luncheon at home today with 24 of our wonderful friends from our Austin Healey club. Great company. Lots of laughs. Perfect day!! #home #botticellihouse #Brisbane #Australia #labourday #luncheon #perfectday #blueandwhiteforever #nothingnewthere

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Our universal health system embodied in Medicare is the envy of the world and unions and their members played a pivotal role in its creation more than 30 years ago. Today unions are fighting to protect Medicare from cuts that will see people unable to afford the basic care they need and deserve. It is another reason to be proud of Australia's union movement. Come show your pride at this year's Labour Day parade - Monday May 2 in Brisbane and other dates and times around the state. See…

Our universal health system embodied in Medicare is the envy of the world and unions and their members played a pivotal role in its creation more than 30 years ago. Today unions are fighting to protect Medicare from cuts that will see people unable to afford the basic care they need and deserve. It is another reason to be proud of Australia's union movement. Come show your pride at this year's Labour Day parade - Monday May 2 in Brisbane and other dates and times around the state. See…

Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia Flinders St. Railway station in background 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

Moomba Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia Flinders St. Railway station in background 1955. The parade is held on Labour Day yearly.

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