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HBWs in Pakistan making blankets.- Image UN Women Pakistan

HBWs in Pakistan making blankets.- Image UN Women Pakistan

Demonstrators across the globe took to the streets on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, as part of rallies marking International Workers' Day. A champion of workers' rights and also one of the founders of the Communist Party of India, Malayapuram Singaravelu Chettiar launched the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on this day. The ITUC Global Rights Index depicts the world's worst countries for workers by rating 139 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers' right.

May 1 is also known as May Day or International Workers' Day, which celebrates workers from all fields of life and is observed as a national holiday in most countries.

Working hard is the most honorable, noble, great and lovely virtue, President Xi Jinping said on International Workers' Day, which falls on Tuesday.

As the country moves toward another election year, Ambode said it was imperative for the labour movement to see itself as a constructive partner of government in ensuring peace and harmony before, during, and after the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

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In the USA, 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.

He arranged for two workers' meetings to be held in Madras on that day. It led to the first "red scare" in the U.S.

Generally, on labour Day, public speeches are delivered by leaders of various political parties.

What it means: People have celebrated the 1st of May pretty much forever.

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Labour Day is also known as the International Workers' Day and has its origins in the late 19th century workers movement and the emergence of powerful trade unions.

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

Gadkari inaugurated a number of new initiatives by EPFO and Central Labour Commissioner (CLC) at the programme organized by Ministry of Labour & Employment and gave awards to model employers of ESIC and EPFO. In North India, Labour Day is mostly not given its previous importance as a holiday now. On this Labour Day, keep in mind to salute the determination and hard work of countless workers who play a big role in India's progress.

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