Today May 1, 2022, International Workers' Day is being celebrated all over the world with various programs. May Day is officially celebrated in more than 80 countries around the world.
This day commemorates the Haymarket affair in Chicago, the USA on May 4, 1886. Workers demanding eight hours of working hours were suppressed. Dozens of workers were killed in the incident.
The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base. The noth of the victims had made a bomb caused by police widespread. Seven workers were shot dead by police. There is a world history that the labor movement has finally achieved success.
A meeting of world labor organizations and labor leaders held in Paris, France in 1889, decided to celebrate World Labor Day around the world.
Since then, Labor Day has been celebrated on May 1 every year since 1890.
Workers around the world celebrate the day with various programs aimed at pressuring governments and employers to ensure their rights.
This day was celebrated in Biratnagar, Nepal in 2007 BS along with the labor movement. International Labor Day has been celebrated in Nepal since 1963.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has highlighted the importance of labor and skills in the economic development process of the country and said that a culture of respecting labor should be created.
Giving a message of good wishes on the occasion of International Workers' Day, she said that it was the responsibility of all to ensure the direct benefit to the working people by implementing the constitutional provision to build a socialist-oriented economy based on justice and equality.
President Bhandari has mentioned that it is essential to build a self-reliant and self-reliant economy by increasing domestic production to achieve economic prosperity as per the aspirations of the people. He stressed the need to create opportunities in the country for the millions of young people who are forced to go abroad in search of employment by developing industries and service sectors based on agriculture, forest, tourism, and water resources.
Similarly, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that production and productivity can be increased only by making the work and life of the workers, who are the important driving force of the country's economic and social sector, dignified. Wishing all the best on the occasion of International Workers' Day, Prime Minister Deuba said that the government was always committed to ensuring the constitutional rights of the workers with the utmost respect.
Prime Minister Deuba said that the Government of Nepal is working with priority to provide employment and skill-based training to the labor force entering the labor market every year.
He said in the message, "The government will continue to make the provision of skill-based training for workers, practical education, and skill-based training for workers going for foreign employment more effective."
Stating that the workers have made a significant contribution to every movement for democracy to bring a republican system in the country, he said that change and achievement were possible through the unity and struggle of the workers.
On the occasion of International Workers' Day, National Assembly Speaker Ganesh Prasad Timilsina said that the state should provide protection to the class interests of the workers, security of employment, and service facilities.
Stating that the constitution of Nepal has provided every worker the right to social security and collective bargaining based on fair wages, facilities, and contributions through the fundamental right, Chairman Timilsina said that the employment sector should be made dignified and secure.