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Unions have played a major part in Victoria's political history, from the 19th century to today.
In the 1850s, Victorian tradesmen fought for the right to equal hours of work, rest and play.
In 1856, Welshman James Stephens had an idea that would change the lives of Victorian workers forever.
With the 8-hour day won by the stonemasons, retail workers aspired to the same rights.
A world first and the beginning of Australia's reputation as a ‘worker's paradise'.
Retail once meant long hours, harsh conditions and endless daytime boredom.
With the 2006 industrial relations reforms, Australians once again spoke up for workers rights.