Labour Day Holiday Move Reminder

02/05/2013

Local State Members in the Moreton Bay Region would like to remind you that the Labor Day Public holiday is no longer in May.

From this year, it will now be the first Monday in October.

"It's business as usual on the first Monday of May," said Reg Gulley, Member for Murrumba.

"The move allows Queensland workers a reprieve for the second half of the year, as a concentration of public holidays generally falls in the April-May period," said Seath Holswich, Member for Pine Rivers.

A review of the 2011 amendment to the Holiday Act 1983 found that most people were in favour of Labor Day being moved to the latter part of the year instead of the Queen's Birthday public holiday.

Mr Ruthenberg said "In the review 95 per cent of the respondents supported the move of a public holiday to the second half of the year."