May Day 2013

For more than 100 years May Day has been the International day of celebration of the working conditions that have been achieved through the continuing struggle of organised labour.

The May Day rally gives AMIEU members a chance to demonstrate their commitment to protect their conditions.

Meet at the Union Office
62 Lygon St Carlton
For a BBQ at 12 noon
Sunday 5 May 2013

The happy idea of using a workers’ holiday celebration as a means to attain the eight-hour day was first born in Australia. The workers decided in 1856 to organize a day of complete stoppage together with meetings and entertainment as a demonstration in favour of the eight-hour day. Come and bring your family for the entertainment.

The first of May demanded the introduction of the eight-hour day. But even after this goal was reached, May Day was not given up. As long as the struggle of the workers against the bosses and the ruling class continues, as long as all demands are not met, May Day will be the yearly expression of these demands.

Rally and March in Solidarity with Victorian Trades Hall Council