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Labour Day Or International Workers Day Celebrations on 1st May 2019 Theme, Details



Labour Day Or International Workers Day Celebrations on 1st May 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance, History

International Labours Day is celebrated every year on 1st May to pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.

International Labours Day is also known as 'International Workers Day' and May Day. On this day, labour unions throughout the world celebrate and organize seminars, rallies, and parades.

International Labours Day-2019 Theme is  “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”.

International Labours Day provides the Labours their right to work for only 8 hours a day.  

 In earlier times, the working conditions of the laborers were very severe and working hours lasted 10 to 16 hour a day even in the unsafe conditions which resulted in death, injuries of workers.

In 1886, workers in Chicago (US) started demanding that the working period of eight hours a week and have one day off and also raised their voice for the safety of the working group.

After the workers struggle, eight-hours was declared as the legal time for the workers in the national convention at Chicago by the American Federation of Labour in 1886.

In 1889, the second meeting of the General Assembly of the International Worker held in Paris passed a resolution that 1st May should be celebrated as International Workers ‘ Day. In India, this day is celebrated as a national holiday since 1923.


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