Introduction to International labour day 2018
First of all, Wishing you a very happy Labour day 2018. This is the occasion celebrated on the 1st may of every year and it is also known as Mayday.
The main power is the unity of it. Labour celebrate this occasion by doing rallies, events, parades also criticize whenever necessary on any issue. Unity is the main power of Labour day.
Varieties of events are organized in international labour day by the Labour Organisation. Mass communication media like tv channels, radios, newspaper, magazine publish and show content on the international labour day so that people get aware about the fact that what are the programs launched by the union of labour or its organization.
Canda and United States are used to celebrate on the 1st of September and declare a holiday for different types of achievement of the labours.
Region Behind Celebration
Labour day is celebrated to decrease the struggle of labours and give the similar right as of others. To overcome the problem of labours is the main issue of celebrating Labour day.
Labour Day Quote
1)While we are fighting for freedom, we must see, among other things, that labor is free.
2) I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.
3) Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.
4) If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains; Every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains. Every wheel in the creation, every mine and every mill; Fleets and armies of the nation, will at their command stand still.
5) One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
6) He who labours diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labour.
7) Without labour there is no rest, nor without fighting can the victory be won.
Thomas à Kempis
8) All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
9) No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level–I mean the wages of decent living.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
10)“International solidarity is not an act of charity: It is an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains toward the same objective. The foremost of these objectives is to aid the development of humanity to the highest level possible.” Samora Machel
11) “I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”
― Eugene V. Deb
12) “A man who goes into a restaurant and blatantly disrespects the servers shows a strong discontent with his own being. Deep down he knows that restaurant service is the closest thing he will ever experience to being served like a king.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy
13) If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”
― Abraham Lincol
14) “No wonder prostitution is so rampant in China, I mused as I watched the four girls watch us: why stand on your feet all day for slave wages when you can get rich on your back?”
― Tom Carter
15) She’d been in labor for nineteen hours; I completely understood why she wanted to pass the buck. ‘You are so beautiful,’ her husband crooned, holding up her shoulders.
According to Wikipedia
International Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
For most countries, Labour Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers’ Day, which occurs on 1 May. For other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country. Labour Day is a public holiday in many countries.
About International Labour Organisation
The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
The ILO was founded in 1919, in the wake of a destructive war, to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice. The ILO became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.
The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
There are 187 ILO member countries like Hungary, India, Indonesia, China, Finland, Canada, Cambodia, Brazil, Australia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan etc.
The Office employs some 2,700 officials from over 150 nations at its headquarters in Geneva, and in around 40 field offices around the world. Among these officials, 900 work in technical cooperation programmes and projects.
The results and achievements of the ILO are financed through three main funding sources:
- the Regular Budget, funded from assessed contributions by the Member States, based on the scale of assessments of the United Nations;
- the Regular Budget Supplementary Account, funded by voluntary core contributions from key resource partners that provide fully unearmarked resources; and
- Extra-Budgetary Technical Cooperation resources, funded by voluntary non-core contributions from over 100 different resource partners, including public and private organizations, IFIs and UN entities, in support of specific projects.
The close integration of the different budgetary resources available to the ILO to deliver an integrated results framework is central to its strategy to deliver successfully on priorities in countries, regionally and globally through outcome-based workplans.
Here is the statement of International Labour Organisation about its standard
Experience shows that economic growth is not sufficient. We must do more to empower individuals through decent work, support people through social protection, and ensure the voices of the poor and marginalized are heard.
As we continue our efforts to achieve the Millenium Development Goals and shape a post-2015 development agenda, let us make social justice central to achieving equitable and sustainable growth for all.
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