International Labour Day is also known as International Worker’s Day, Labour Day and May Day. It is celebrated across the world on 1st May to promote and encourage the international labour associations.
The theme of International Labour Day 2018 is “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”.
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Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
- 1 May was chosen to be International Workers’ Day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago.
- On this day in 1886, labour unions went on a strike in the USA and demanded that workers should not be forced to work more than eight hours a day.