Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

We celebrate Earth day, Women’ day etc, today is the International Workers’ Day. Labor are such an important actor in development and wealth creation and are the true engine behind the growth.

Capitalism is functionless without an effective and productive labor force. I still remember my interactions with US AFL-CIO ‘American Federation of Labor’ in various States of US. The way they ensure quality of life for labor all across the country.

International Workers' Day May Day is a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement. May Day commonly sees organized street demonstrations and street marches by millions of working people and their labor unions throughout most of the countries of the world.

International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886, when Chicago police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight hour day, killing a dozen demonstrators

Workers are still suffering, mainly in Pakistani factories, one may not think of basic rights ‘ largely in family owned businesses’, law enforcement is not at all effective. First world labor may have reached to a level where rights are ensured but for labors in Pakistan or other third worlds countries, long way to go to get the basic rights.

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