Int'l Labour Day being observed today to promote dignity of labourers

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Int'l Labour Day being observed today to promote dignity of labourers

International Labour Day is being observed today with the renewed pledge to acknowledge and promote the dignity of labourers.

The theme of this year Labour Day is "Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement".

International Labour Day observed in the memory of massacre of labourers when the  Chicago Police Department shot and killed ten unarmed demonstrators in Chicago, on May 30, 1937. The incident took place during the Little Steel strike in the United States.

Today, labour and traders organizations have chalked out special programmes to highlight the significance of the day.

Pakistan’s first labor policy was devised in 1972, in which May 1 was declared an official holiday.

This policy also formulated the creation of the Social Security Network, Old Age Benefit Schemes and Workers Welfare Fund.