ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The annual Labour Day also known as May Day is being observed around the World including in Pakistan on Tuesday to express solidarity with workers and labourers.
Labour Day is observed every year on May 1 to remember the martyrs of Chicago who had laid down their lives for fundamental rights in 1886.
The day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. It has its origins in the labour union movement specifically the eight-hour day movement which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest.
Meanwhile, labour and traders organizations have chalked out special programmes today to highlight the significance of the day. Seminars and rallies are being held in different cities to pay tributes to those who laid down their lives in Chicago in 1886 for the rights of the labourers.
In many Counties including in Pakistan, Labour Day falls on May 1; however, in the United States and Canada it is observed on the first Monday of September.