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5 images that celebrate the Spirit of Labour

Responsible Business | May 01, 2018

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“All labour that uplifts humanity, has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luthur King Jr.

International Workers’ Day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day (May 1st). The day also serves as a recognition of the economic efforts and social achievements of workers involved the industrial world. During the event there will be many rallies or marches organized in many cities worldwide dedicated to raising awareness about wages and working conditions.

A few interesting facts about International Workers’ Day:

Below you will find 5 images of workers from around the world to celebrate International Workers’ Day:

A woman works long hours in difficult conditions harvesting salt in the Vietnamese salt fields.

Construction workers perform general excavations with picks and shovels and clean the side of roads with shovels and brooms.

Young Nepali man uses a stone-saw to cut a marble slate. With these machines it is possible to cut in minutes what takes hours using traditional methods.

A live line worker is electrically protected by insulating gloves as he repairs power lines in direct mechanical contact with live parts.

Construction workers lay out tiles on a steep roof in Japan.

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