Labour Day – Giving due credit to the working class
Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day, celebrates the according of the eight-hour working day for Australians workers. It likewise acknowledges their contributions in terms of the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday and the celebrations take place on different dates in various states and territories. In Victoria, it is the second Monday in the month of March.
All through the country, Labour Day is an opportunity for unions, community factions and the general populace to join in festivity. The celebrations are generally typified by marches and parades, which are frequently led by distinguished personalities belonging to the political spectrum. Sometimes, even union members join in the parade.
Labour Day history in Australia spans over a century. It is an important yearly occasion that honours the efforts of individuals who battled and succeeded to guarantee reasonable working conditions in Australia.
It is a well known fact; the present working conditions are by far the best in history. The credit goes to our diligent and persevering entrepreneurs along with the unions that have struggled hard for workers’ entitlements.
In any case, there is expanding proof of broad systematic misuse of labourers and workers in specific sectors. In the light of that fact, it is imperative to address all such concerns pertaining to workers’ rights and give them due credit for their contribution to our economy.