Greetings to all working class people a revolutionary May day.
May Day or International Workers’ Day or Labour Day is celebrated on 1st May 2018 all over the world.
It originated in the late 19th century when the working class was in constant struggle to gain the 8-hour work day.
In those days, the working conditions were severe and people used to work 10 to 16 hours a day in unsafe conditions.
In a proclamation printed just before May 1, 1886, one publisher appealed to working people with this plea:
More than 3 lakh workers in 13,000 businesses across US walked off their jobs on 1st May Day celebration in history. Parades, bands and 10,000 demonstrators in the streets showed their workers’ strength and unity.
More than a lakh workers continued to walk off their jobs until the next 2 days.
Over 100 years have passed since that first May Day and till date people are still struggling for justice to make better conditions for labor force. need based minimum wage and equal pay for equal work. , which is the need of the hour. This day is commemoration of the lakhs of people’s sacrifices that cannot be forgotten and that is why we still celebrate May Day or Labour Day or International Workers’ Day.
Let us pledge to celebrate May Day for better working conditions and for better wages.