Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

All you need to know about International Labour Day

All you need to know about International Labour Day

The holiday traces its origins to the trade union and labour movement that demanded 8-hour work days that allow for 8 hours of recreation and 8 hours of rest.

The governor added that the labour movement should not only enquire after what workers could get from the government but also what workers could further contribute to support the government in making a difference in the lives of the people.

When time had passed and the USA began to seriously consider a worker's holiday, officials were divided on whether to distance themselves from May Day because of its violent associations or to honor the movement's origins. The day dedicated to the working class witnesses large-scale celebrations in different parts of the country. However, in Northern Europe, Walpurgis Night is celebrated on a preceding night and this holiday merges with the Labour Day in some countries. The strike was followed by a bomb blast in Chicago's Haymarket Square on the 4th of May. On this occasion of Labour's Day, send and share the motivating greetings with your friends, family and colleagues which have been included in this article below.

This day is dedicated to all those workers who work very hard whole year.

Here are some interesting facts about International Workers' Day.

The first celebrations of Labour Day in India were in 1923 when the Labour Kisan Party had organized May Day celebrations in Madras.

Every year on May Day, a Latin hymn or carol is sung from the top of Magdalen College tower in Oxford, England, and is followed by the ringing of bells to signal the start of Morris dancing (performed by groups of men dressed in colorful clothes) in the streets.

Meanwhile, it is also important for working class Indian citizens to be aware of the laws and acts that regulate the service sector in the country. Out of this 33.69 crore were rural workers and 13.72 crores were urban workers. This is in consonance with the government's narrative of "Make in India", focus on skill development, push for entrepreneurship, etc.

While Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in entire 2017-18 stood Rs 7.41 lakh crore, in March the figure was Rs 89,264 crore. "It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character".

Earlier, the workers, who did not deny the welfare they enjoyed in the state, including prompt payment of their salaries among other benefits, urged the state government to a cleaner environment and affordable housing. Share it with us in comments.

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