Labour Day in Pakistan: A Day to Remember

International labour day in Pakistan is announced as an Official Holiday around the country. As a public holiday around the whole country, it is marked by the rallies, protests and demonstrations. In some areas of the country, it is referred to as a May Day and annually held on May 1.

Labour Day in Pakistan

It is a day off for the general population, business, schools, and offices (Government and Private). There are many Labour Unions throughout the country working, which organize seminars and invite the union leaders to give speeches on the topics like the history of Labour Day and its importance.

Throughout the country, workers and unions arrange street processions, which shows solidarity and a bond of unity among the workers.

International labour day conscience in Pakistan has improved over the passage of time. Since it’s a developing country, the situation over time has improved. In Pakistan, Labours are not blessed with the rights they avail as compared to the rights they can face in developing and industrialized countries. The Labours on the Street demonstrations, ask for more rights, better benefits and increase in their wages.

Public Transport is less frequent on the roads because of the public holiday. Pakistan’s first labour policy was made in 1972, in which it was officially declared that May 1 would be Public holiday.

Who Started Labour day?

In the United States and Canada, a September holiday, called Labour or Labour Day, was proposed in the 1880s. Back in 1882, Matthew Maguire, a machinist, initially suggested a Labour Day vacation on the first Monday of September while serving as secretary of the Central Labour Union (CLU) of New York.

Which Country Does not Celebrate Labour day?

Countries Such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia are not celebrating labour day, Due to their Shortage of workers’ rights and poor working conditions; So, International Workers’ Day Isn’t celebrated like a public holiday in both countries.

Why Do We celebrate Labour Day in Pakistan?

Labour Day is a yearly holiday to celebrate the accomplishments of workers. Back in Pakistan, Labour Day, also called May Day was declared a federal holiday in 1972 after its first labour policy was stated. Pakistan has been a part of the ILO since its independence in 1947.

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