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Work and wellbeing - 8 hours more or less

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You are warmly invited to attend the Work and Wellbeing - 8 hours more or less event on Friday 21 March 2023 at State Library of Victoria.

The first march for the 8 Hour Day was held on 21 April in 1856. Now is the time to have a discussion about the contemporary meaning and place of work in human lives, issues such as over and under employment, work and human dignity, the gendered nature of work, and how growing levels of insecure work impact workers and families.

Join us to celebrate:
Friday 21 April 2023
11.00am to 12.30pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria (La Trobe Street entrance).

Speakers on our panel include:
- Nicholas Reece, Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne
- Dr. Mark Zirnsak, Social Justice Advocate for the Uniting Church (Vic/Tas)
- Patty Kinnersly, CEO of OurWatch
- Emma Dawson, Executive Director of Per Capita
- Dr Jeff Sparrow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

We will march at 12pm from the venue to the 8 Hour Day monument (located at the corner of Lygon St and Victoria Parade, Melbourne) to hear from Liam O'Brien, Assistant Secretary (ACTU), Carolyn Dunbar (Women's Team, Vic Trades Hall) and Prof Sean Scalmer (Uni of Melb).

We look forward to your participation at this important event.

This event is an initiative of the Victorian Council of Churches and partners.

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