May Day 2023

18 April 2023

Union members have been fighting for and winning improvements to our working conditions for a long time.

In 1856, stonemasons in Melbourne and Sydney  won the right to an 8-hour day. Setting a new standard around the world.

The following year, in 1886 up to half a million workers in the United States took strike action on May 1 for the 8-hour day.

In 1891, there was a shearer's strike in Australia, and the first Australian May Day protest.

Since then, union members right around the world have celebrated our movement and our history every year on May 1.

Join ASU members at an event near you.


April 30
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Belmore Park
May 1
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Port Kembla
May 6
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