International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day or Workers' Day or May Day in some countries is a celebration of labourers and the working class. It was meant to turn this date into a protest against all kinds of injustices to which all the workers of the world were subjected, in a march of solidarity, recalling the events of Chicago in 1886. May Day, as it is popularly known, is celebrated for workers and labourers. Many organisations, among them banks and insurance companies, laid off workers to contain surging wage bills and there are no indications that things are likely to improve any time soon.
The observance was accorded formal recognition as an annual event in 1891.
On this special day, I wish all the labour and workers a very special May Day and wish the year to be great and successful one. "Without it, nothing can be accomplished."?
Pakistan's first labor policy was devised in 1972, in which May 1 was declared an official holiday. As police began to disperse the Haymarket Riot, an unidentified suspect launched a bomb that killed at least seven officers and eight civilians died. It also aims to pay tribute to workers sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
Google Doodle also celebrates the International Workers' Day, on Tuesday depicting a host of tools representing various professions including a stethoscope, a hard hat, a laboratory beacon and cooking appliances.
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The first Labour day or May Day was celebrated in India in the year 1923. With this decision, May 1 has been celebrated as the World Labour Day since 1890.
He said as the nation now moved towards another election year, it was imperative for the labour movement to see itself as a constructive partner of the government in ensuring peace and harmony in the society before, during, and after the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
"I will be the first to admit that the labour unions in Lagos State have been most responsible and at the same time being dogged in their advocacy for the promotion of the interests of workers, both in the public and private sector groups".
The demonstrations have since evolved to include immigration advocacy since 2006 protests against legislation that would have cracked down on immigrants living in the US illegally, the Washington Post reported. In case of non-listed works, wages should be paid on the basis of bi-party agreement.For domestic loading and unloading works and those related to farming, people can hire workers of their choice.