May 1st International Workers Day

It's May Day. Here's what that means

Like other parts of the globe, International Labour Day or May Day is being observed across the country today (Tuesday) with the renewed pledge to acknowledge and promote the dignity of workers.

National model workers are individuals recognized by the CPC and central government from around the country who exemplify an outstanding work ethic.

"History of Labour DayInternational Workers" Day is a tribute to the Haymarket affair in Chicago on May 4, 1886.

The concept of Labour Day originated in the 1800s, when industrials used to exploit the labour class by making them work for up to 15 hours a day.

He arranged for two workers' meetings to be held in Madras on that day.

The day is marked with different rallies and seminars to highlight the fundamental and basic rights of workers. The International Socialist Conference in 1889 declared that May 1 would be an international holiday for labor, Time said.

Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the occasion of World labour Day, wished for peace, happiness and prosperity, guarantee of labour rights and favourable working environment for the people living at home and overseas.

In the United States, on May 4, 1886, a rally was ongoing in Chicago in support of workers who were striking for an eight hour work day and also protesting the killings of a number of workers by the police.

India's working population is a significant contributor to the country's economy.

Former president of Nepal Trade Union Congress Laxman Bahadur Basnet stressed the need to formulate and implement worker-friendly policy when the new government is in place as per the constitution.

On May 1, 1913, in San José, at 8:00 in the morning the events began with a parade to La Sabana, with a large mobilization of people in addition to various sporting, cultural events, and speeches by leaders of the workers' movement and intellectuals.

Anti-capitalist protests have also becomes synonymous with the date. It is a holiday where the workers do not work, share their experiences and enjoy the benefits achieved over the years.

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