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The history of the 8 hour day

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Coburg Library

Corner Victoria and Louisa Streets

Coburg, Victoria 3058

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In the 1800s, most Victorians worked up to 14 hours a day, often 6 days a week, with no sick leave or holidays. That was until the 8 hour day was finally achieved in April 1856 by the stonemasons, who were among the first in the world to do so. Dr Peter Love, president of the Melbourne branch of the Australian society for the study of labour history, will discuss the events leading up to this. Presented by the Coburg Historical Society.

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