Queensland will hold its Labour Day public holiday on Monday October 6th 2014. This is for the first time after a shifts made by Queensland's ruling Liberal National Party Coalition to rearrange public holidays including the Queen's Birthday Holiday. Most of the news media (of any political persuasion) seems critical of this decision like the Brisbane Times.
Townsville and Cairns Libraries will be open from:
1.00pm to 5.00 pm on Monday 6th of October 2014.
Credo has good definition from The Macmillan Encyclopedia (2003) of Labour Day
as a traditional day for workers and union members to celebrate the
various achievements in workers rights. According to various online
journals, union publication and news media the day has a long history in Queensland
going back to at least the 1850s and is usually associated with
commemorating the granting of 8 hour working days in the 1800s and then a later
association with the International Labour movement's May Day (check out the Topic Page on Credo).