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    May 02, 2016



Labour day and contemporary issues

International Labor Day is celebrated annually on 1st May. This day is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and also celebrated unofficially in many other countries. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, Its originates from the United States labor union movement in the late 19th Century. specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest for the labour in many countries.

Pakistan is celebrating Labour Day since independence (1947) just after becoming a member of international labour union. In Pakistan it just like other countries labour day is celebrated on the 1st Sunday of may . but Some countries vary the actual date of their celebrations so that the holiday occurs on a Monday close to 1 May. Labor Day/May Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the contributions, workers have made to make the world strong and prosper.

In present economics condition of Pakistan labour suffer harshly. The energy crises loud shedding increased the labour problems to new height. Lots of industries are not working due to the shortage of light. When industries are closed hence its result to no employment. The circumstances affect labour class directly and indirectly. Unemployment create frustration among the peoples , which cause social problems includes increased robbery suicide ratios and many others.

Many older factories have been introducing modern automatic machinery to perform tasks previously done by workers. This is done mainly to increase productivity. But in some cases it has meant the elimination of jobs. A major criticism of the labor movement has been that its traditional demand for higher wages and better working conditions. Labors also face unfair wages problem in many areas of Pakistan.

To overcome the entire labours problem we need to improve our resources. we are presently living in the era of globalization , where we need to walk with the world. This would only been done by solving labours problem and issues. labour class is the back bone of any country’s economy. And economy is the only way of success.

Government need to take serious steps toward labour right need to solve energy crises on priority basis. Have check on private industries also improve the resources as per requirement. Also provide fair wages to labour that can full fill their basic necessities.

The resolution of these problems help in developing trust worthy and comfortable environment in industries of Pakistan , both for labour and investors. The labour needs some serious efforts from power corridors to gets their issue resolved.

Labour class of any country plays a vital role in nation buildings. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.

Sherdullah khan
Parsan Karimabad Chitral
Student at institute of management sciences
Im|sciences Peshawar


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