May Day 2016

By Labour Views

May Day began over two hundred years ago during the industrial revolution, a weeks work was six days, each lasting 10-16 hours. This was the beginning of a monumental change, a revolution of great importance and historical significance – “Eight hours’ labour, Eight hours’ recreation, Eight hours’ rest” is the slogan that brought unity to the labour movement during a time when workers’ rights, health and safety were non-existent and disregarded by Governments and Employers….

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