International Workers Day

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2023 Date1 May 2023
2024 Date1 May 2024
International Workers Day

International Workers Day History

International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day or May Day, is an annual observance that promotes and celebrates the rights of workers worldwide. It is a day to recognise the achievements and struggles of the labour movement and to raise awareness about the importance of decent working conditions, fair wages, and social protection. It is also an opportunity to advocate for policies that support workers and contribute to social and economic development.

The history of International Workers' Day can be traced back to 1889, when socialist and labour organisations chose the first of May as a day to commemorate the Haymarket affair of 1886 in Chicago, which saw a peaceful workers' rally turn violent. In the United Kingdom, May Day has been celebrated since the late 19th century, first as a traditional spring festival but later also embracing the fight for workers' rights. The UK has made significant progress over the years, with the introduction of policies such as the minimum wage and stronger labour rights legislation, but the observance remains relevant as employment challenges and the debate over zero-hours contracts continue to evolve.

In the United Kingdom, International Workers' Day is often observed on the first Monday of May, which is also a bank holiday known as 'May Day Bank Holiday'. Many people use the day for leisure activities, attending local community events or spending time with family and friends. Trade unions and workers' organisations also hold demonstrations and rallies, addressing contemporary issues faced by workers in the country. May 1st itself is not a public holiday, but it continues to hold symbolic importance for the labour movement and those concerned with workers' rights in the UK.

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International Workers Day Facts

  • According to the International Labour Organization, in 2022, there are over 3.3 billion workers around the world.
  • In 2022, the unemployment rate in the United Kingdom was 4.1%.

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