When you’re enjoying your day off on Monday make sure you remember where it came from.
Labour Day commemorates the winning of the world’s first eight hour day by Victorian building workers.
Out the gate Fed up with being overworked, stonemasons building Melbourne University downed tools on 21 April 1856 and marched to Parliament House with other members of the building trade. The movement in Melbourne was led by veteran chartists and masons James Stephens, T.W. Vine and James Galloway.