CMFEU members are seen as part of Queensland Unions celebrating their holiday restoration during the Labour Day March in Brisbane, Monday, May 2, 2016. The public holiday was shifted to the second half of the year by the former LNP government to reduce impact on businesses before the Labor party reversed the change. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING
CMFEU members are seen as part of Queensland Unions celebrating their holiday restoration during the Labour Day March in Brisbane, Monday, May 2, 2016. The public holiday was shifted to the second half of the year by the former LNP government to reduce impact on businesses before the Labor party reversed the change. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING DAVE HUNT

Bob Hawke joins Labour Day march in Barcaldine

UNIONISTS filled Brisbane streets yesterday to celebrate the return of Labour Day to May, amid speculation over the Queensland LNP leadership.

It was the first time the celebration of workers' rights had been held on May 2 since the former Liberal-National government shifted it to October three years ago in line with other states.

This year it coincided with reports Lawrence Springborg's future as Queensland LNP leader was under threat over his reported failure to negotiate with crossbenchers to stop Labor's from reintroducing compulsory preferential voting.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk attended a Labour Day march in Barcaldine, where the Australian Labor Party began out of a series of shearers' strikes 125 years ago, acccompanied by wheelchair-bound former prime minister Bob Hawke.