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Domestic workers on 2015 May Day

Domestic workers on 2015 May Day

by IDWFED published May 04, 2015 12:04 PM
Demanding dignity for domestic workers and all workers on May Day!
May 01, 2015 from 12:00 AM (Universal / UTC0)
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May 1st is a day to honor the long struggle for worker rights and lift up the demands of workers today. International Workers day commemorates the fight for the 8-hour work day from 1886 in the USA, which included strikes across the country. Some of those actions turned violent, with confrontations between police and protestors, resulting in deaths. The actions and subsequent legal battles changed labor history forever.

Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President from the South Africa - SADSAWU explains,

"In many places domestic workers have been denied inclusion in May Day activities. Over the years, as we’ve fought for people to understand that domestic workers are workers, we see that now more and more domestic workers are taking part in May Day actions and marches. May Day should be a day to lift up our voices and to organize domestic workers so we can become a much stronger voice for domestic workers in the world."

Check out domestic workers activities on MAY DAY from different parts of the world.

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