Labor Day 2023

History and significance of  Labor Day

Labor Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is celebrated on May 1st every year around the world

Labor Day, observed globally, commemorates the historical struggle and achievements of workers worldwide

One of the significant events that led to the establishment of Labor Day was the Haymarket affair in Chicago in 1886

Workers were protesting for an eight-hour workday, and the demonstration turned violent, resulting in casualties

In remembrance of this event and as a symbol of solidarity with workers,  the International Socialist Congress declared May 1st as International  Workers’ Day

Labor Day holds great significance as it recognizes the invaluable contributions made by workers in various fields

The theme for Labor Day 2023 is “A safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work”

Labor Day in Canada and the USA is celebrated on the first Monday in  September, rather than on May 1st like in many other countries

“Labor is the ladder through which human dignity and creative excellence are expressed.” –  Abraham Lincoln