KATHMANDU, May 1: The International Workers’ Day, is being marked across the country today. The Day is being marked since 1890 in recognition to the 1986’s workers’ movement that demanded respect to work in the US.All across the world, the Day is marked organizing various programs that put pressure to the government and employers that workers’ rights including proper wage as per the change be respected so that they can live a dignified life. In Nepal, the International Workers’ Day is marked relating to the workers’ movement in Biratnagar in 2007 BS.
Labour Day or International Workers’ Day is observed each year on the first day of May to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the labour group. The day, also called as ‘May Day’. This is one day that is entirely devoted to the labour class. It is observed every year to pay tribute to the contribution of workers across the world. Many countries celebrate this day on a different day.
Labour Day is a day that unites workers together and reminds them of their power when they act in unity. This day motivates people to get into work and to work hard. This will help to retain the economy going. It also encourages men and women to follow their chosen careers, to do their best at them. In this way, they contribute to their society. This day they can feel respected for the work that they have done all over the year.
International Labour Day is celebrated to finish the struggle as well as to promote the requirement of eight-hour work day.
Similarly, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to the workers within the country and abroad on the occasion of May Day 2020.
In a message on the occasion of International Labour Day, the PM has said May Day is the day that commemorates the movement started by the trade unions to put to an end the excesses and exploitation by the employers and the workers across the world have been marking the Day since the last 131 years as the International Labour Day.
We salute you all on a special day for all the hard work you do. We would like to express our gratitude to all the frontline workers for their exceptional contribution in making our world safe and prosperous.