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Do You Know: Why 1 May is Known As Labour Day??

Labour Day

1st May is celebrated as Labour day in all over the world. It is also known as International workers day. The Labour day is dedicated to labourers who make our lives more easy and simple. In India, the Day was first celebrated back in 1923 in Chennai, after Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan and Malavapuram Singaravelu Chettiar(a major leader of the India Independence Movement) which initiated the celebration. In a fight for backwards and poor people, a resolution was passed that Government should allow holiday on labour’s day in order to mark a note of honour for labourers and their hard work of life.

History Beyond 1st May 1886, The Labour Day

The fight for recognition of Labour Day has a history beyond this, on 1st May 1886, the labourers union of United States decided to go on a strike against 16 hours work shift timings in unsafe working conditions. This resulted in the formation of Federation of Organised Trades and Labour Unions of the United States and Canada on 1st May 1886 promising that 8 hours per day shift would be implemented.

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