13 April 2016    No. 10-16
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Labour Day 2016

The Labour Day Public Holiday is back in May, where it belongs.
Join the QTU and bring your family along to celebrate Labour Day’s homecoming with your friends and colleagues. 

Queensland teachers – Proud of our profession

The Queensland Teachers’ Union has a long and proud history dating back to 1889 – celebrating Labour Day with your union is a great way to celebrate our achievements and those of the wider Labour movement.

With Labour Day reaching its 125th birthday in 2016, there’s bound to be a real party atmosphere.  So come along, share the fun, socialise with colleagues and show the world how proud you are of your union and your profession as we enter formal EB8 negotiations with the Queensland government and head closer to a federal election, where education funding will be a key issue.

The Brisbane Labour Day March and festival is on Monday, May 2.  The march will begin at 10am sharp.  Members need to assemble by 9.30 am at 203 Wharf Street, Spring Hill.

Let’s encourage colleagues to bring family and friends to fun Labour Day celebrations throughout the state.    A summary of celebrations around Queensland can be found below.  More details are available at www.qtu.asn.au/labourday or www.queenslandunions.org.au/events

Brisbane Mon 2 May QTU members are asked to assemble b 9:30 am at 203 Wharf Street, Spring Hill. The march will commence at 10am and finish for a day-long free festival at the RNA Showgrounds - with drinks, food, music, events and rides courtesy of your union. 
Barcaldine Mon 2 May Come celebrate 125 years since the Great Shearers’ Strike and the first  Qld Labour Day procession  which occurred on May 1, 1891 in Barcaldine Assemble at 9.30am  Cnr Ash and Willow Streets 10.00am march to commence. Conclude at the Showgrounds It even comes with a competition for floats! http://www.treeofknowledge.com.au/images/May%20Day%20Poster2016.pdf   
Blackwater Mon 2 May The march will commence at 9am.  Corner of MacKenzie and Littlefield Streets.  Assemble at 8am
Bowen Mon 2 May The march will commence on the corner at the Bowen Post Office at 9:30am and finish for a Family Fun Day at the Bowen QRI Hall for drinks and sumo wrestling, a jumping castle, bull riding, and a Big Kahuna Water Slide for the kids. 
Bundaberg Sat 30 April The march will commence at the Young Aussie Hotel (59 Perry Street, North Bundaberg) at 10.00am and finish for a Family Fun Day at the Anzac Park (Quay Street) Bundaberg - with drinks, food, music, events and rides courtesy of your union. 
Cairns Sat 30 April The march will commence at 5pm (assemble at 4.30pm) at the Fogarty Park Soundshell on Cairns Esplanade.  The march will finish at the same place for twilight food and music.
Emu Park Sun 1 May Family fun day festivities will run from 11.00am – 5.00pm at Bell Park, Emu Park
Gladstone Mon 2 May The march will commence on the corner of Auckland and William Streets, Gladstone at 10am and finish for a Family Fun Day at Area E, Gladstone Marina Parklands - with drinks, food, music, tug-of-war courtesy of your union
Gold Coast Sun 1 May March commences at 10:30am (with a 9.45am assembly) from Southport Workers' Club/ Club Southport 154a Scarborough Street, Southport and finishes at the Main Stage of the Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast Highway
Ipswich Sat 30 April The march will commence at Blair State School, on the corner of Burnett and Syntax Streets, Ipswich, at 9:30am and finish for a Family Fun Day at Blair State School - with drinks, food, music and events courtesy of your union
Mackay Mon 2 May The march will commence in the carpark at the corner of River and Gregory Streets, Mackay for the march at 9:00am and finish for a Family Fun Day at Queens Park - with drinks, food, music, and events
Maryborough Sun 1 May The festivities will run from 10:30am – 2pm at the Memorial Bowls Club, 220 Lennox Street, Maryborough
Rockhampton Mon 2 May The march will commence at Riverside Carpark (Archer Street) at 9am and finish for a Family Picnic at Victoria Park, Sir Raymond Huish Drive - with drinks, food, music, events and rides there on the day.  
Sunshine Coast Sun 1 May The Family Fun Day will be held at Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree from 10am
Thursday Island Fri 13 May The march commences at 5.30pm (with a 4.30pm assembly) from the Thursday Island Post Office to Anzac Park
Toowoomba Sat 30 April The march will commence in the carpark of the Toowoomba Railway station (Cnr Russell Street and Station Street) at 11.00am and finish for a flag raising ceremony Family Fun Day at the Irish Club (Russell Street) - with drinks, food, music, and events courtesy of your union
Townsville Mon 2 May The march will commence in Anzac Memorial Park, at 10.30am and finish for a Family Fun Day at the Strand Park from midday – with drinks, food, music, events and rides courtesy of your union

 Authorised by Graham Moloney, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union