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Enthusiastic May Day rally in London

Report by a correspondent of Indian Workers Association (Great Britain)

May Day, international working class day, was celebrated with great enthusiasm by workers organisations in London, Britain. More than ten thousand people marched from Clerkenwell Green, near Marx Memorial Library,  to Trafalgar Squarey.

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Workers in Tamilnadu vigourously celebrate May Day

Report by a correspondent of Workers Unity Movement

The First of May, 2023 marked the centenary of the first ever May Day celebration in India. Exactly a hundred years ago, workers hoisted the red flag in Chennai (then known as Madras). May Day this year therefore assumed great significance for workers. It marks a century of united struggle of the working class of India for its rights, first against the colonial rulers, and since independence, against the Indian ruling class.

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Origin of May Day

The origin of May Day is closely linked with the struggle for the shorter workday – a demand of major political significance for the working class. This struggle started almost from the beginning of the factory system in Britain, the US and European countries. Workers were resisting the long workday of 14-16-18 hours. The 1820s and 1830s were full of strikes for a reduction of work hours.

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