16 March 2022
CHURCHGOERS have gathered to mark the significance of labour day, 16 decades after it was first instituted.
The Reverend Canon Stephen Ames organised a service at the Eight-Hour monument, in memory of the institution of the regulated eight-hour day in Victoria for stonemasons.
They were some of the first workers in the world to enjoy the eight-hour day, after marching on Parliament House in February 1856.
Mr Ames said the movement had continuing significance of the need to keep a balanced life in mind.