Labour Day 2017
By Justin Power, Assistant State Secretary
On Monday 1 May 2017, SDA members and their families celebrated the achievements of the Labour movement.
It was great to see close to 200 members and their families participate in the Brisbane march and many others attended the regional marches.
The historical significance of Labour Day dates back over 125 years with the public holiday first being declared in 1912.
The day itself celebrates the achievements of workers and their trade unions. Some of those achievements have been equal pay, 4 weeks annual leave, leave loadings, penalty rates for working unsociable hours, occupational superannuation and a decent workers’ compensation system.
On the day we also remind ourselves of the importance of fighting hard to keep our current conditions which are continually under attack.