CODE 2, VOL 30, NO 16 : 05 may 2016

Labour Day

UFUQ members and their families marched proudly amongst tens of thousands of other Queenslanders and their families to celebrate Labour Day 2016.

After the march in Brisbane, members and their families enjoyed a family day in the showgrounds, as well as a cold beer and barbeque.  The UFUQ tent provided a great opportunity for members to get together with workmates. This year was the biggest turn out that UFUQ members have ever seen and we are considering a bigger tent next year to accommodate the growing number of families attending.

Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that in 2016, the Labour Day public holiday would be restored to its correct calendar date in May as per the previous 100 and more years! This reversed the former government’s spiteful act of changing our historical public holiday.

The 2016 Labour Day march commemorated the 125th anniversary of the first Labour Day march in Barcaldine in 1891.

I congratulate all members and their families for attending and thank members of the Retired Firefighters Association for once again assisting in making the day run smoothly. Lastly thank you to the UFUQ office staff for organising another successful Labour Day.

You can look at photos of the Labour Day in Toowoomba and Brisbane by visiting your union’s website at