May 1, has been earmarked annually to celebrate workers all over the world – International Workers’ Day.
Workers’ Day is celebrated in over 80 countries.
The year 2022 will be no exception to the rule. Already, three hashtags are being circulated on Twitter to spread the achievements of workers.
They are #MayDay, #WorkersDay and #LabourDay.
Social media users are drawing attention to the fact that workers need to be remunerated accordingly, for the work they do.
On this #WorkersDay I pay tribute to the people fleeing the war in Ukraine and rebuilding their lives in the EU.In Europe, they can access job markets and have their skills recognised.
Thank you to all EU countries and the Europeans workers who are helping them integrate.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) May 1, 2022 As you mark workers day today, know that it’s the difference you make beyond your job description that qualifies you for the next role. Always speak up when necessary without being rude and have a winning attitude. Happy Workers Day. #WorkersDay
— Gbemileke Lawal (@gbemiileke) May 1, 2022 Since it is a new month, “Happy new month” is also trending on the social media space.
I pray that God will take your worries, failures and anxieties away from you in this new month. Happy New Month. I wish you a month of Happiness, Success, Prosperity, Good Health, and Wealth. May this new month bring you more joy, laughter and fun. Happy New Month to y’all❤
— Olaoluwa 🇺🇸 (@olaoluwa_fm) April 30, 2022 History of Labour Day
The first May Day celebration focused on workers took place on May 1, 1890, after its proclamation by the first international congress of socialist parties in Europe on July 14, 1889, in Paris, France, to dedicate May 1st every year as the “Workers Day of International Unity and Solidarity.”
The date was chosen due to events on the other side of the Atlantic. In 1884 the American Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an eight-hour workday, to come in effect as of May 1st 1886.
On #MayDay, we remember the workers, who have sacrificed to secure better working conditions for workers across the world. In the U.S, in particular, we honor the #Chicago workers of 1886, who sacrificed to secure the 8hr work day pic.twitter.com/HzXI46joaK
— Socialist Revolution – Arizona (@ArizonaIMT) April 27, 2022 This resulted in the general strike and the Haymarket (in Chicago) Riot of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday.