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Labour Day to be observed today


ISLAMABAD – The International Labour Day-2016 will be observed on Sunday (1 May) across the globe including Pakistan under the theme “Celebrating the international labour movement”.

The Labour Day aims to pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world. Labor unions throughout Pakistan would celebrate and organise seminars, rallies and parades where union leaders would deliver speeches emphasizing the history of Labor Day and its importance.

Pakistan’s first labor policy was devised in 1972, in which May 1 was declared an official public holiday which also formulated the creation of the Social Security Network, Old Age Benefit Schemes and Workers Welfare Fund. Pakistan’s constitution also contains various provisions and articles about labour rights.


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