Today I acknowledge that it is May Day, International Workers Day, and I congratulate the members of worker collectives, otherwise known as unions, who are out in the street today encouraging people to join their union.
Labour Day and the Labour Movement acknowledge the eight-hour working day, commemorate the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians and recognise workers' contributions to the economy.
Labour Day is an annual public holiday, celebrated on various dates in each Australian State and Territory.
I acknowledge the Blue Mountains Unions Council for its work and the many other unions councils across New South Wales.
I especially acknowledge Australian Council of Trade Unions [ACTU] Secretary Sally McManus and the Change the Rules campaign.
Workers of the world unite.