Labour day celebrations 2017 the first week in may will see celebrations across australia for labour day. Labour day 2017 tan kin lian jobs for singaporeans first. This page contains a calendar of all 2020 public holidays for queensland. It was a good crowd, particularly since it was a workday, but workers were determined to take time off to send premier campbell newman a message that our may day is in may. Event by national union of workers on monday, may 1 2017 with 174 people interested and 286 people going. In 2017 the 2nd of october is labour day for the australian capital territory, new south wales and south australia.
Public and show day holidays hr policy c67 queensland. Gladstone unionists march on may day green left weekly. Since 2006 this public holiday has been substituted to the second monday in march through the issuing of a series of proclamations by the governor currently proclaimed until 2019. At the start of the year i travelled to longreach and roma to speak to. Sunday 1 january 2017 new years day monday 2 january 2017 additional holiday for sunday 1 january thursday 26 january 2017 australia day monday march 2017 canberra day. Its im a recent fan of joyce maynard and just want to read all of her books now. Labour day public holiday is to be observed on the first monday in may and the birthday of the sovereign queens birthday public holiday is to be observed on the first monday in october. Labour day 2017 tan kin lian jobs for singaporeans.
March route wharf street, turbot street, wickham street, brunswick street, st pauls terrace, brookes street, gregory terrace. Queensland unions have put community health and safety foremost in todays decision to cancel 2020 labour day marches due to concerns about coronavirus. Looking at the book moreton bay sesqui centenary 1824 1974, i was. School photo day friday, 24 march 2017 photo envelopes will be sent home with chidren this week. Queensland premier at labour day march in brisbane. Labour day road closures, brisbane city queensland. The labor party is no stranger to regional queensland and was born out of the shearers strike at barcaldine in 1891. These images show celebrations of the day in the state of queensland. National holidays in australia in 2017 office holidays. This years theme is awu strong union proud and there will be tshirts and caps for all members who march.
On monday, may 2 the labour day parade will be held in brisbane city. In western australia, labour day is the first monday in march. Adelaide cup day is held on the second monday in march in south australia. This year the labour day long weekend falls on monday 6th may 2019. The march public holiday takes place each year on adelaide cup day. The labour day public holiday in australia is set individually by each state or territory and for that reason varies in date and name. Queensland day is celebrated on 6 june each year, but not with a public holiday. Public and show day holidays hr policy c67 page 3 of 3 human resources branch chief human resources officer june 2019 printed copies are uncontrolled.
In south australia all public holidays are statewide. Labour day in australia is a public holiday on dates. No march on labour day public holiday brisbane times. Labour day in australia falls on different dates in different regions. Queensland council of unions general secretary michael clifford said the union movement was taking responsible and measured. It is on the fourth monday of march in the territory of christmas island. Labour day in queensland occurs annually on the first monday in may. From the perfect pitch of a teenaged boy narrator to the eloquent message of how loneliness can bind people together, this is simply a novel you cannot miss. Australia day has been celebrated as a national public holiday on 26 january since 1994.
It is the monday of the long weekend known as labor day weekend. Labour day public holiday closures redland city council news. Labour day events are happening all around queensland over the long weekend, from the 29th of april through to the first of may. Why not indulge in a weekend escape to the seaside at scarborough beach resort. Queensland council of unions spokesman john battams said there would be no celebrations outside the traditional may day holiday. Monday 1 may 2017 all day labour day public holiday na parish news. Act public holidays 2017 the following public holidays will be observed in the australian capital territory during 2017.
Sbs language when did australia first celebrate labour day. Marches or parades only usually occur in queensland now, and not always there depending on the state government at the time. Today, labour day in australia is known as eighthour day in tasmania and may day in the northern territory. Go here to take a stand for queensland and join in labour day activities this year to stand for queensland, and to celebrate the many achievements of the union movement. Public holidays recreation, sport and arts queensland government. The amwu urges you to come along and celebrate the great achievements of working people and unions over more than a century. Christmas day, sunday 25 december tuesday 27 december public holiday. Jodi picoult, new york times bestselling author of my sisters keeper and handle with care the story is moving and fastmoving, affirming maynards reputation as a master. Labour day, also known as eight hours day in tasmania and may day in the northern.
March 2017 25 february 2017 23 january 2017 11 december 2016 22 november 2016 16. Thousands of workers have turned out for labour day marches across queensland. Premier anna bligh led a delegation of women in brisbanes cbd, but the march was headed by the rail tram and bus. March assembly and starting point corner of wharf and turbot streets at 9. Comprehensive list of national public holidays that are celebrated in australia during 2017 with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays. Each and every labour day we march to celebrate to rights and conditions we enjoy as workers, which have been fought for and won over hundreds of years. It honors the american labor movement and the power of collective action by laborers, who are essential for the workings of society. You can download the public holiday dataset from data. These arrangements have been in place since 2017 following amendments to the holidays act 1983 passed by. Below an overview of the labour day public holiday dates per state and territory in australia. Road closures for labour day parade brisbane city council wednesday, april 26, 2017 reading time. Meatworkers in the labor day march in toowoomba, ca. In northern territory and queensland, the public holiday is on the first monday in may.
Labour day history in pictures state library of queensland. One of the first may day labour day marches in australia occurred on may 1, 1891 in queensland. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Labour day celebrations 2017 australian manufacturing. In queensland and the northern territory, labour day occurs on the first monday in may though the latter calls it may day. More than people participated in the march and carried banners. Complete list of queensland public holidays in 2017. Every year at about this time the predictable flurry of sneeringly sarcastic mail arrives. Labor day tells the story of one long, steamy labor day weekend told from the point of view of henry. Some roads will be closed from 5am with most closing at 8am through to 1pm unless. First day of passover passover is a jewish observance of the liberation from slavery and the israelites exodus from egypt around 3000 years ago. Join your fellow awu members at the 2017 labour day marches across queensland. Thousands march for labour day across queensland abc. Labour day and other holidays celebrated in the state of queensland in the year 2017.
Council offices, customer service centres and libraries. It is observed in western australia on the first monday in march and on the. Monday, march the holidays act 1910 provides for the third monday in may to be a public holiday. Labor day in the united states of america is a public holiday celebrated on the first monday in september. Australian capital territory new south wales northern territory queensland. If you are looking for things to do in brisbane with your kids this labour day long weekend, weve got you covered. The march will commence on the corner of wharf and turbot streets, spring hill at 10am and finish for a day long free festival at the brisbane showgrounds with drinks, food, music, events and rides courtesy of your union. The 26 january commenced to be recognised by all states and territories as australia day in 1946. It is celebrated on the second monday in march in victoria and tasmania. An employee may qualify for more than one show day holiday per year if the duties require the employee to work in a number of locations, and the employee is working in those locations when.
Why im marching on labour day by paul syvret the couriermail its not so much campaigning for rights not yet won, its about fighting to retain the conditions we have struggled so hard to achieve over so many years. Scarborough beach resort is only 45 kms from brisbane cbd but is like escaping to an entirely different world, with gorgeous norfolk pines lining the beachfront, plenty or green spaces along the beach and the sparkling waters of moreton bay on your doorstep. Term dates scots pgc college the scots pgc college. Two years ago, newman decided to change the date of labour day to october. Labour day is a public holiday in australia that was originally called eight hours day and is commemorated on different dates in the. Queensland premier at labour day march in brisbane abc. These arrangements have been in place since 2016 following amendments to the holidays act 1983 passed by parliament on october 2015. Celebrations of eight hour day continued to take place in march in brisbane and. Labour day queensland 2017 australia when is labour day. This differs from many other states in australia that can have a number of local regional holidays that are set by the relevant local councils. Labour day has been an official queensland public holiday, celebrated on the. Brisbane labour day march 20 images workers take to the streets of brisbane for the annual labour day march. Trying to find anything open will be a touch difficult in victoria and tasmania on monday as workers celebrate labour day, an annual public holiday in recognition of workers rights around the.872 1421 877 1024 85 1017 1086 359 469 274 1398 352 318 394 1266 1047 1174 314 166 1444 1616 849 311 453 762 1601 567 1605 33 558 941 1193 290 411 284 486 232 1490 847 617