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International Workers’ Day

1 May

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of May, repeating indefinitely

1 May every year: Celebrating the international labour movement.

Also known as May Day, this Day celebrates the social and economic achievements of the international labour movement, and promotes social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights.

This article ‘May Labour Day: What is International Workers’ Day?’ was published by Al-Jazeera on 1 May 2017 and provides useful historical background as well as contemporary perspectives.

If you would like some ideas to help your school celebrate International Workers’ Day you could browse through the resources listed on our database under the topics ’employment’‘human rights’‘social justice’‘trade’ or ‘fair trade’.


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