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May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is the traditional day for workers and the Labour Movement to celebrate their social and economic achievements.

The day commemorates the general strikes which commenced across America on May 1, 1886. These strikes eventually resulted in the implementation of the eight-hour workday, one of Labour’s first and most important successes. Prior to this, workers (including children) were expected to work between 10 and 16 hours per day.  more…

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