International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers’ Day) is celebrated across the world on 1st of May every year. The day celebrates the struggle, dedication and commitment of the working class and is an annual public holiday in several countries. The theme of International Labour Day 2019 is “Sustainable Pension for all: The Role of Social Partners”.
On 1 May 1886, Chicago and a few other cities were the site of a major union demonstration in support of the eight-hour workday demand. In 1889, the International Socialist Conference declared that in commemoration of the Haymarket affair, 1 May would be an international holiday for the labor force, now known as International Workers’ Day.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:
- International Labour Organization was founded in 1919.
- It Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.