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legislation dealing with human beings in their capacity as workers or wage earners. The Industrial Revolution, by introducing the machine and factory production, greatly expanded the class of workers dependent on wages as their source of income.
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Eight-Hour Day

Each of Australia's states celebrates the improvements that have been made in working conditions with its own Labor Day. The Eight-Hour Day holiday is marked with parades and celebrations to commemorate trade union efforts to limit working hours. In many places, people still chant the unions' slogan: "Eight hours' labor, eight hours' recreation, and eight hours' rest!," which, by happenstance, is the basis of St. Benedict's Rule of Life for religious orders.
In Queensland Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday in May; in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, and South Australia it's the first Monday in October; in Western Australia it's the first Monday in March; and in Tasmania and Victoria it's the second Monday in March. In New Zealand, Labour Day is observed on the first Monday in October.
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He argued for an eight-hour day, a minimum wage, better health care, housing and free education and like Corbyn he never stood for the National Anthem.
Chicago workers were at the centre of national debates on the eight-hour day, a moral question that involved "beliefs about work, industrial justice, leisure, education, civic duty, and health.
Hardy defended the miners and demanded legislation to deliver a minimum wage and an eight-hour day, progressive even for today.
May Day is a traditional celebration for trade unionists and workers that was born in the struggle for the eight-hour day, 125 years ago.
The brain thrown against the wall of the skull remembered too: the Sons of Italy, the Workmen's Circle, Local 152, Industrial Workers of the World, one-eyed Big Bill and Flynn the Rebel Girl speaking in tongues to thousands the prophecy of an eight-hour day.
The latest model can make one 15-inch injera round every ten seconds, which comes out to around 4,000 for the course of an eight-hour day.
These include the eight-hour day, weekends off, paid leave, paid sick leave, paid maternity leave, health and safety legislation, to name but a few.
These have been turned into a knitting pattern to create a banner to the contemporary working day, in which any hours worked outside of the traditional eight-hour day will appear as a glitch within the fabric.
Washington, Oct 09 ( ANI ): Making some one feel happy is the best way to boost your own mood, and you can do this by just taking 10 seconds out of every hour during an eight-hour day and spent in an entirely different frame of mind.
15pm, actually a 12-hour day, compared to his eight-hour day.
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Participants who worked more than 11 hours a day were found to have double the depression risk of those who worked a normal seven- to eight-hour day.