Crowds watching the eight-hour day procession passing St Andrews, Town Hall and the QVB before heading up Park Street, Sydney, 1915. NRS 20499

The Labour Day public holiday is a day celebrating the eight-hour work day.

The eight-hour work day was a long time coming - a working day could be up to 16 hours a day and six days a week. Sydney stone masons won the first eight-hour day in the State in 1855 and celebrated...