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Labor Day: Expressing Solidarity with Workers

Int’l Labor Day, also known as Labor Day, is celebrate all over world.

Labor Day is set aside to recognize workers and employees of all sectors and professions.

The purpose of May 1 Labor Day is to raise awareness of workers about their rights as well as to recognize their services and pay tribute to the labor movement.

It is a day dedicated only to the working class. This holiday is celebrated on different days in many nations.

However, in most countries, the day is celebrated on May 1, which is International Workers’ Day.

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Date of Labor Day

The story of Labor Day began with the rise of industrialization. Industrialists used to take a lot of work from the working class but paid very little.

The laborers were forced to work 10-15 hours a day under extremely difficult conditions. Workers in chemical factories, mines and other similar places suffered greatly.

Finally, they decided to raise their voice against this persecution. At the same time trade unions were founded, although it was considered illegal in many countries, trade unions were formed and strikes were held. Workers also held protests and rallies.

Finally, the government listened to their request and reduced the working hours to eight hours. Thus, this special day was also fixed to celebrate the efforts of this class.

Significance of 1st May

  • Pakistan as well as other countries celebrate Labor Day as a very important holiday. Here are some explanations of why people consider it so important.
  • Workers are powerful when they make a concerted and organized effort – Labor Day is celebrated as a day to bring workers together and remind them of that.
  • Workers can often feel neglected. Especially when workers perform demanding or otherwise emotionally and physically stressful jobs, Labor Day honors workers for their hard work throughout the year.
  • Labor Day emphasizes the needs and rights of workers. The day serves as motivation for employees to focus their efforts. They learn about their rights and learn how to campaign and organize. They can thus ensure a better life for themselves and their families.
  • This day is very important as it gives employees a chance to take a much-needed break from their work and collect their thoughts, spend time with their loved ones and regain their energy.
  • On this day people are encouraged to start work and work hard. Which helps in sustaining the economy.
  • The majority of other nations celebrate Labor Day on May 1st. This shows that this day unites not only the workers of Pakistan but also people from all over the world. However, the day also gives a sense that workers around the world are united by their shared experiences and struggles.

Men and women are important

  • Labor Day reminds us that real men and women are essential to productivity because it is men and women who essentially grow the economy through their labor for economic and social development.
  • The day also encourages men and women to do their best to pursue their chosen professions. In this way, they make an important contribution to their society.

Result

Of course, the laborer sells his labor to earn a minimum wage. This is the reason why International Labor Day is celebrated all over the world. Therefore, the purpose of this day is to support and encourage international trade unions. Because they are capable of it.
Today is a unique opportunity to honor and recognize their contribution to society.

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