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Ticket printed for Labor Day in 1950.
Part of a collection relating to Australian trade unions and the Eight Hour Day. Action taken by stonemasons on 21 April 1856 led to the establishment of the Eight Hour Day, with the government agreeing that workers employed on public works should enjoy an eight hour day with no loss of pay. It was a world first and became emblematic of the rights of labour. In recognition of the significance of this achievement, April 21 was made a public holiday in 1879 and commemorative marches were held each year from 1879 until 1951. The Eight Hour Day holiday was renamed Labour Day in 1934. In 1955 the Labour Day march and celebrations were replaced by Moomba celebrations.
Paper-based ticket with yellow string attached
Donation from Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC), 22 Oct 1987
Printed in blue text: 'LABOR DAY / 1950 / DEMAND / EQUAL PAY / FOR THE / SEXES'
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