Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, wished the general public on the occasion of Labour Day 2023. The Prime Minister praised the labour for their continuous efforts in building the nation.
PM Skerrit outlined that a nation is built with the hard work and efforts of men & women who gave their all for the betterment and growth of the country. Prime Minister took his official Twitter account and wished the general public.
“Today, on Labour Day, let us recognise the tireless efforts and contributions of the hardworking men and women who make our nation great. We must continue to work together towards a brighter and more prosperous future for everyone,” PM Roosevelt Skerrit tweeted.
Today, on Labour Day, let us recognize the tireless efforts and contributions of the hardworking men and women who make our nation great. We must continue to work together towards a brighter and more prosperous future for everyone. pic.twitter.com/UMShks1PFO
— Roosevelt Skerrit (@SkerritR) May 1, 2023
Every year Dominicans celebrate Labour Day on the first Monday of May, and in the year 2023, the day was observed on May 1. The day is also celebrated as May Day in the country.
The world celebrates International Labour Day on May 1 annually, and many nations mark the day with an annual holiday. The day is marked to celebrate the achievements of the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, eight hours fo recreation, which advocated eight hours for work, as well as eight hours for rest.
It is worth noting that some countries celebrate Labour Day with the world (on May 1), whereas other countries celebrate on a different day, especially those with special significance for the labour movement.
The history of Labour Day dates back to the 19th century when the workers in Chicago organised a strike to demand a workday of eight hours. However, workers across the United States also came together to demand their rights as well as to fight for better working conditions after a bomb explosion at a labour rally organised at Haymarket Square.