Rail, tram and public service unions protest march against Public Service Reduction Act by Federal Arbitration Courtc.1934

by Sam Hood
On 17 June 1934, a procession of unions 1.7km long, marching to the strains of four bands, drew thousands in its wake to a State Labor Rally in Moore Park. Jack Lang and a series of Union delegates addressed the crowd of 50000. As dusk fell, the temperature dropped and numbers dwindled to 2000. The hardy survivors carried a resolution condemning the Government for 'attacks on wages, hours, and conditions'.