Labour Day holiday move reminder

6 May 2013 1:09 PMMichael Hart


Labour Day holiday move reminder

Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP would like to remind his constituents that the Labour Day Public holiday is no longer in May.

From this year, it will now be the first Monday in October.

“Although, some calendars have not been updated, business will run as usual on the first Monday of May.” Mr Hart said.

“The move allows Queensland workers a reprieve for the second half of the year, as a concentration of public holidays generally falls in the April-May period.”

A review of the 2011 amendment to the Holiday Act 1983 found that most people were in favour of Labour Day being moved to the latter part of the year instead of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

In the review 95 per cent of the respondents supported the move of a public holiday to the second half of the year.

The move was also supported by The Courier Mail survey last year where more than 70 per of voters wanted the Labour Day holiday moved.

[Ends] 1 May 2013

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