• JVP commemorates International Workers’ Day

    The May Day commemoration organized by the JVP was held at the head office of the JVP at Pelawatta today (1st) with the slogans “Deplore committing murders! Defeat all extremisms! Build unity among people! ‘

  • May Day 2019: The wealth belongs to those who produce it!

    The World Federation of Trade Unions, on the behalf of its 97 million members in 130 countries of the 5 continents, greets the celebration of the International Workers’ Day 2019 with the slogan: “The wealth belongs to those who produce it!”

    We greet workers throughout the globe, and their irreplaceable role in the production of all goods and services,necessary to cover all contemporary needs of the peoples internationally. We honor the history of the world working class, the great struggle of workers in Chicago in May 1886, who fought and achieved the establishment of the 8-hour working day, even by sacrificing their life.

  • May Day message of the JVP

    The International Workers’ Day that falls on 1st May is a day commemorated by the working people including the downtrodden masses with dignity. May Day is the day the working masses show their strength, unity and militancy and also their readiness to struggle for their rights and for a new society.

    The International Workers’ Day was created to commemorate the workers’ leaders who laid down their lives at the struggle launched by workers in Chicago in 1886 against the oppression and suppression of capitalism and demanding an 8-hour working day. 1st of May was named the International Workers’ Day by the first congress of the Second International that met in Paris in 1889. Hence, May Day is a day that belongs to the working masses lead by the working class and the left movements.

  • May Day March and Rally Held in Nazareth; Tuesday, Red Tel Aviv

    Thousands of Arabs and Jews gathered in Nazareth on Saturday morning, April 27, to take part in the city’s annual May Day march organized by Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). While keeping with the tradition of commemorating International Workers’ Day, the demonstrators also marched against the occupation as well as Israel’s repression of Palestinians in Gaza and the racist and neo-liberal social and economic policies of Netanyahu’s far-right government. Together the participants called for justice, peace, and workers’ rights.

  • PAME Condemns Oppression And Repression Against The Trade Unions In Turkey

    PAME expresses its support and solidarity with the Trade Unions and the workers who participated in the rallies and demonstrations in Turkey on Workers May Day 2018.

    Once again, the Government of Turkey sent the police and assaulted the workers on the international day of the working class. In particular, we denounce the violent arrest of the Nakliyat-İş International Department, comrade İlhami Danacı and the President of the Toley-Is Aegean Department, comrade Fahri Kaya.

  • Great Rallies of PAME-Greece for May 1st

    With great participation and militancy, the class unions of Greece honored the International Workers Day, May 1st 2018, with Rallies in 75 cities, all over Greece under the slogan “Fight Against Exploitation and Imperialist War, For the Final Victory of the Peoples”.

    The main rally of PAME took place in Athens with guest a delegation of the WFTU, the Ambassador of Palestine in Greece and trade union SLOGA from Serbia.

  • Nepal: The WFTU President participated in May Day Activities

    The WFTU delegation met with Madhav K. Nepal, senior leader and chief of department of foreign affairs of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and discussed in comradely spirit the prevailed situation of the trade union movement in Nepal and the wider region.

  • May Day March in Nazareth

    Thousands of Arabs and Jews, gathered in Nazareth on Saturday morning, April 28, to take part in the city’s annual May Day march organized by Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). While keeping with the tradition of commemorating International Workers’ Day, the demonstrators also marched against the occupation as well as Israel’s repression of Palestinians in Gaza and the neo-liberal social and economic policies of Netanyahu’s far-right government. Together the participants called for justice, peace, and workers’ rights.

  • Festive May Day Rallies, Meetings to Be Held throughout the Country

    Commemorations for this year’s May Day, the International Workers’ Solidarity day, will take place with several rallies and meetings across Israel, including in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Beer-Sheva, Kufr Yassif in the Western Galilee, as well as in various others locations.

  • COSATU May Day Statement 2018

    COSATUThe Congress of South African Trade Unions is ready to celebrate and commemorate this year's International Workers Day "Mayday" all across country on the 1st of May 2018. The federation has about fourteen marches and rallies all across the country; this will ensure that workers are involved and are able to participate in the celebrations. Our National May Day rally will be in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro at Isaac Wolfson Stadium and will be addressed by the President of COSATU S"dumo Dlamini, President of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa, General Secretary of the SACP Cde Blade Nzimande and SANCO President Cde Richard Mdakane.

  • Secretariat of the Migrants of PAME: All together in the strike demonstration on May 1st

    1ST MAY 2018 – Against exploitation and imperialistic war for the final victory of the peoples

    Greeks and migrants – All together in the strike demonstration at 10am in Syntagma

    By strengthening the organization and unity of Greek and migrants’ workers, we honor the 1st of May, the International Day of the working class.We honor all those who gave their lives for 8hour workday in order to have rights to work and life.

  • May 1st 2018 Against Exploitation And The Imperialist War For The Final Victory Of The Peoples

    All In The Strike Mobilizations

    Workers, unemployed, young workers,

    May 1st is strike, day of the world working class, inspection of our forces and a springboard of new struggles. We honor our dead, Chicago in 1886, the cigarette workers of May 36, the two hundreds of Kessariani of the 1st May 44.

  • May Day 2018: With Internationalism and Solidarity!!

    The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) in the name of its more than 92 million affiliates all over the world salutes, on the occasion of this great day, all the workers who live, work and struggle in every corner of the world. May Day was, is and will be a beacon for the struggles of yesterday and tomorrow despite our enemies’ efforts.May Day has to be a message of resistance against bourgeoisie, imperialists and their international alliances’ policies.

    At the same time, the workers’ blood which was shed in Chicago on 1886 reminds us of our duty today; it reminds us that nothing is given for free; every right or freedom that was conquered by our class has been won through sacrifices, conflicts and organized struggles.

    Today, whilst technology and scientific progress have contributed to the increase of the produced social wealth, our class’ living conditions have been deteriorating. In every capitalist country, the bosses attack our class achievements: they are sweeping through salaries, pensions and social security; they are privatizing everything, they don’t hesitate to attack even the sacred right to strike! Strike is the most powerful weapon we have in our hands and we are not going to allow anyone to limit, confine or convert it to a dead letter!

  • Workers' May Day 2017 in Greece: Thousands together with PAME

    PAME's May Day demonstration 2017 in Athens. Photo: KKEPAME's May Day demonstration 2017 in Athens. Photo: KKE"With the workers of all countries for a world without exploitation, wars and refugees."This was the slogan of this year's militant mobilizations, which were organized by the All-workers Militant Front (PAME) in 78 Greek cities for Workers' Mayday. PAME's mass and militant rally in Athens was held in Syntagma sq. outside the Parliament building, which was followed by a march to the US embassy. In this way, thousands demonstrated against the new anti-people measures that the "left" government of SYRIZA-ANEL is bringing on behalf of capital, as well as against imperialist war.

  • Millions of Cubans marching on May Day

    May Day in Havana. Photo: CubadebateMay Day in Havana. Photo: Cubadebate

    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.

  • TKP met with thousands on the May Day

    TKP on May Day demonstration in Istanbul. Photo: haber.sol.org.trTKP on May Day demonstration in Istanbul. Photo: haber.sol.org.trThe Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) celebrated the May 1st with massive participation of people who do not surrender. TKP hold mass rallies in the big cities of Turkey, including, Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Adana. Tens of thousands of people marched with TKP.

    Before May Day, the TKP issued the following statement:

    May 1st of 2017 should be celebrated with massive participation of our people who do not submit. Our working class, our hope for the future, should prove its strength. For that, we call all the working men and women, all the educated and youth to march with TKP. TKP will take place with its own rally ranks at the meetings to be held in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Adana. We announce our participation to those meetings to be held by the initiative of DİSK, KESK, TMMOB and TTB.

  • Live: May Day demonstration in Istanbul

  • Get set for May Day – a chance to build the struggle

    International Workers DayAS we approach May Day this year, the struggle of workers both within Britain and internationally is clearly intensifying.

    Roger Sutton is organiser of the London May Day Organising Committee. For more information visit www.londonmayday.org.

    With threats to world peace growing, along with the increasing dominance of the economic system with massive multinational companies at its heart, workers are having to fight harder to maintain what has been won in the past. The need for international solidarity between workers is crucial.

    The big London May Day this year is seeking to highlight some of the key fights going on by trade unions like the RMT Southern rail dispute, the Unite BA Mixed Fleet dispute, the small but crucially important PCS and Unite battle at the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and the Bectu Picture House fight.

  • WFTU Statement on May Day 2017

    »But, if you think that by hanging us, you can stamp out the labor movement – the movement from which the downtrodden millions, the millions who toil and live in want and misery – the wage slaves – expect salvation – if this is your opinion, then hang us! Here you will tread upon a spark, but there, and there, and behind you and in front of you, and everywhere, flames will blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out.«
    August Spies, 31, on August 20th, 1886. One of the leaders hanged in Chicago, USA.

    World Federation of Trade UnionsThe World Federation of Trade Unions on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day on May 1st conveys its militant greetings to all the workers of the planet who struggle for the fulfillment of their contemporary needs through their trade union organizations.

    May Day is a landmark in the workers’ struggles all over the world, since 1886 the demands of migrant workers in Chicago are still relevant today. Their struggle continues today in the struggle for stable work with rights, social security, free health and education, dignified life. Like then, in Chicago the migrant workers, who had gone to the USA for work, stood in the first line of the class struggle, also nowadays the millions of migrant workers can intensify the struggles against capitalist barbarity with their active and militant participation in the trade-unions.

  • Statementof the Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party on the latest developments

    May Day march 2016 in Baghdad. Foto: Iraqi CPMay Day march 2016 in Baghdad. Foto: Iraqi CPOur capital Baghdad has witnessed today (30th April 2016) important developments with largenumbers of demonstrators and protesters storming the parliament building.

    It took place after thepostponement of the session of parliament to the 10th of May, at atime when the masses of people in front of the Green Zone and Tahrir(Liberation) Square were waiting for the parliament’s session to be held todayto resolve the cabinet reshuffle in accordance with their demands, so as to bethe beginning of renouncing the sectarian-ethnic power-sharing system that wasadopted by the ruling forces and blocs in setting up the structure of the politicalsystem and its administration.