MAY DAY 2017 – TRADES HALL

April 20, 2017

BANDS – KIDS RIDES – ACTIVIST SKILLS – FOOD – MARCH AND MORE!

May Day is the International Day of Working People and working-class struggle. It commemorates the international struggle for the 8-hour working day, first won right here in Victoria!

Today we still fight for the right of working people to enjoy time with their families, so we’re celebrating with a big, family-friendly May Day fair with activities for activist kids and activist adults!

Bring family and friends along to Trades Hall for a great day out celebrating International Solidarity.

Blue-collar men and women – including TWU members – work hard to put bread on the table, pay the bills and clothe their children. They must earn every thing they have but still always show a remarkable capacity to care about their family, the community and their work.

Hats off to the workers of the world, May Day is your day, thank you for helping bring the 8-hour work day, the end to child labour, equal opportunity, weekends off work, workers compensation, legally-minimum health and safety standards and collective bargaining.

The Victorian Carters' and Drivers' Union - which became the modern TWU - led a procession through Melbourne in 1900 calling the introduction of an 8-hour day.

The Victorian Carters’ and Drivers’ Union – which became the modern TWU – led a procession through Melbourne in 1900 calling for the introduction of an 8-hour day.

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