A very Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening (Ladies and Gentlemen) to Honorable Sir/Madam, respected seniors, and my dear friends, Warm Greetings to Everyone!
Thank you all for taking out time and being present at this seminar session. Today, we are here to discuss/celebrate a most important day, ‘International Labor Day’.
International Labor Day is also known as International Workers’ Day, and it has been designated as a day of rest for all laborers and experts around the world who work in government or private sectors. Staff buckles down like there’s no tomorrow for their companies when we know that workers are the main segments of a developing economy, and as a result, the nation grows and produces. May Day (1st May), also known as International Labor Day, is an annual celebration of laborers and the working classes that is sponsored by the international labor movement.
We have gathered here today to commemorate International Labour Day, which is observed every year on May 1st to honor the hard work and commitment of workers to the organization, regardless of their strength, status, or roles and responsibilities. Labour Day is a federal holiday in the United States that honors workers. In certain nations, workers’ milestones are celebrated like a festival. Many countries around the world observe the day as a national or public holiday, dubbed “International Workers’ Day” or something similar. Labor Day is observed in certain countries on dates that are important to them, such as in the United States and Canada, where it is observed on the first Monday in September.
May Day, also known as Labor Day, originated in the late 1800s when a worker’s union in the United States advocated for eight hours of work per day. Since the working hours and conditions for workers in the late nineteenth century were so bad and unhealthy, they had to work for 12-16 hours every day. The Federation of Organized Trades and Labour Unions (FOLTU) passed a resolution in 1884 declaring that from May 1, 1886, 8 hours would be considered a legitimate working day. The labors demanded a regular eight-hour working day through a series of marches, demonstrations, and other actions. Five years later, the 1st of May was declared a national holiday by a communist organisation, and the culture was eventually embraced by many countries.
Since the Second International, May Day has become a focal point for protests by numerous socialist, communist, and anarchist movements. In communist countries like China, North Korea, Cuba, and the former Soviet Union, May Day is one of the most popular holidays. These countries’ May Day celebrations typically include lavish workforce parades with military hardware and soldiers on display. It is on this day that employees believe their contributions and efforts are recognized and appreciated. They are at ease, and a deep sense of fulfillment washes over them. The feeling is the same if you are a regular wage earner or a high-ranking official. They have more time to spend with their loved ones and to rejuvenate.
May Day is solely observed to honor and pay attention to the sacrifices made by workers to the advancement of an organization and, as a result, our society. However, today’s Labour Day has devolved into a labor union festival, obscuring the day’s deeper and real meaning. The truth is that without labor, no business can thrive or even survive. However, when we say, we also mean any or all of the company’s employees. Companies should also ensure that workers or employees are not discriminated against on the basis of race, caste, creed, gender, disability, or other factors, and that they are paid a competitive wage or salary. Furthermore, each labor is a person first and foremost, and as such, should be respected regardless of their status or job responsibilities.
The day serves as a reminder to work even harder for both personal and national growth and development. They are thankful to their country and strive to achieve the goal with vigor and dedication. It inspires men and women to be fully committed to their goals and careers. Equality pervades the atmosphere, with men and women being treated equally. They have a sense of belonging and are working for a common goal and meaning. It is also true that labor is the driving force behind our country’s economic and industrial growth. Labour Party problems have helped many political parties win elections, so they have a lot of political clout. Laborers assist in the operation of factories, the construction of roads and houses, the drilling for oil, and a variety of other tasks.
In today’s world, mindfulness is cultivated, and employees are not unaware of their rights. In any case, it’s surprising that their desperation drives them to work at any cost and accept less in order to keep their homes afloat. It is a day when communists and socialists organize labor movements and campaigns in order to raise public consciousness. It is assured that no worker is abused or mistreated in any way as a result of such activities. Today’s workers are no longer illiterate or uneducated individuals that are unaware of their privileges or easily oppressed. However, some large corporations import labor from remote areas or villages.
When they understand that their hard work is respected and regarded, they develop a sense of acceptance and affection for their country. Various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) coordinate marches and programs to raise awareness of their interests. This is a unique day when countries across the world honor the true spirit of the working class and laborers. It’s a day that employees come together and celebrate their achievements, which shows how successfully they’ve always been able to and will continue to fight for positive social reforms for the working class. All staff now have the right to enjoy the freedoms and rights they have earned as a result of their contributions to the country, thanks to International Labour Day.
This is all I have to say today.
Hope you all have a great time. Thank you all.