150 years ago the working week for skilled workers was 58 hours – 10 hours per day Monday to Friday and 8 hours on Saturday. The achievement of the eight-hour day was not the result of employers deciding to simply give their workers more time off!! It had to be fought for through industrial action, often in the face of physical violence.
The achievement of the 44-hour week (half day on Saturday) came as recently as 1920. It was only in 1941 that annual leave of one week became standard (four weeks in 1973). In 1950 the female wage rate was lifted to 75% of the male wage. The ACTU’s second equal pay case in 1972 finally established the principle of equal pay for equal work. More recently (1979) the right to return to work after 12 months unpaid maternity leave was won. (for more info see http://actu.asn.au/AboutACTU/All these achievements have been won through organized labour, either through industrial action, the courts or the parliament.
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