Labour Day to be observed today

May 01, 2010

Labour organisations across the world and in Pakistan will observe May Day on Saturday and workers unions and political parties will hold rallies and processions to commemorate Labour Day.

In Karachi, Hundreds of workers of all age groups gathered to stage a peaceful rally to commemorate Labour Day. They held banners and placards and marched about one kilometer. More rallies can be expected over the course of the day. Government departments, trade unions, social organisations will arrange workshops, seminars, conferences and discussions to mark the Day.

All government and private organisations, educational institutions and markets will remain closed to observe Labour Day. 'May Day' is commemorated as 'Labour Day'. 'Labour Day' began with the United States labour movement in 19th century. Some labour organisations then in the US  called a strike to demand eight-hour working days. There was carnage in Haymarket Square in Chicago on 4th May when a rebel threw a bomb into that area, resultantly nearly 12 people including few police officers were killed while about 100 people wounded.

After some time the labourers efforts bore fruit and an eight hour working day became a standard across the world. 'Labour Day' was, therefore, selected as a day for rallies, processions and speeches in favour of labourers.

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