A May Day of commitment

Granma | May 01, 2017

Today May 1, a march celebrating International Workers Day is taking place in Havana, with Army General Raúl Castro, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, on hand.

Fifty thousand youth led the parade of workers in the capital on May Day which was dedicated to them this year, as the present and future of the homeland.Read More »

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Workers have more reasons everyday to struggle and win

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Granma | May 01, 2017

Photo: Ricardo López Hevia

Speech by Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, member of the Party Central Committee Political Bureau and secretary general of the Cuban Workers Federation, during the commemoration of International Workers Day in José Martí Plaza de la Revolución, May 1, 2017

Compañero Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers;

Distinguished guests;

Working men and women:

As we do every year throughout the country, today we celebrate International Workers Day, with the living memory of our beloved, unforgettable, and undefeated Comandante en Jefe, Fidel Castro Ruz.Read More »

May Day: Tens of thousands march across US

Riot declared in Portland

Arrests and clashes in several cities

A Journal of People report

Tens of thousands of people marched in May Day rallies in major US cities while police declared a riot in the northwest US city of Portland after “anarchists” threw rocks, smoke bombs and soda cans at officers during a May Day rally. There are reports of arrests and clashes in several US cities.

Media reports from the U.S. said:

In major cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, thousands took to the streets on the historic May Day. Their protests included president Trump’s policies.Read More »

Tradition, Revelry Mark May Day in Oxford

teleSUR | May 01, 2017

Revellers attend May Day celebrations outside Magdalen College as the sun rises over Oxford, Britain, May 1, 2017.

Revellers attend May Day celebrations outside Magdalen College as the sun rises over Oxford, Britain, May 1, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

Revelers in the English university city of Oxford took part in the annual May Morning festival on Monday – an event famous for its centuries-old cultural traditions, as well as some rowdier modern ones.

The festival features traditional music and dancing and frequently attracts crowds in the tens of thousands.

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Indian Unions, Leftist Parties March Against ‘Anti-Worker’ Modi

teleSUR | May 01, 2017

May Day celebrates and honors workers’ imminent contributions to the betterment of society.

May Day celebrates and honors workers’ imminent contributions to the betterment of society. | Photo: WikiMedia Commons

Leftist parties gathered in New Delhi Monday to call out the right-wing BJP for not meeting workers’ demands in India.

Leaders from the Communist Party of India-Marxist, or CPI-M, urged Modi and his government to respect workers’ rights and demands like the implementation of the Minimum Wages Act, social security benefits, and maternity benefits, regularization of daily wage workers, among others. They also called for the protection of trade union rights as well as measures to curb price rises and address ever-rising unemployment.

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Young workers struggle with reading and maths in UK creating skills crisis

In 2016, 11% of the UK labour market was non-UK nationals

The number of working-age foreign-born people in the UK increased in 2015

A Journal of People report

Britain is facing a severe skills shortage as poor education at schools followed by weak training for adults has left young workers struggling to meet basic standards for reading and maths.

A report by The Telegraph said:

“Almost every other developed country has had more success in building a skilled workforce, leaving the UK economy at risk of falling behind, according to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD)Read More »