International Labour Day

  • Comment: On May Day, trade unions at crossroads May 1, 2012

    Even as trade unions the world over are celebrating May Day with rallies, holidays and discussions, questions are being asked about the role of labour outfits in the changed liberal and globalised scenario. "Trade unions everywhere are losing their revolutionary character and are seen degenerating into litigation committees, striking deals...
  • May Day: A celebration of global labour movements May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers' Day) celebrates the various labour and left-wing movements across the world. It is mostly observed by holding street marches and demonstrations by working class people and their labour unions. May 1 is a national holiday in more...
  • 'Low-cost flats will be made available for labourers' May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Describing labourers as "catalyst of growth", Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday promised better facilities including low-cost flats for them in the city. "The government intends to make available houses for the labourers so that their housing needs can be addressed," Dikshit said at a function organised...