What does labour day mean to you?

Last edited on 30 Apr 2016

To most of us, Labour Day means a day off from work. To some, it is a chance to have a short get away for the long weekend. But do you know how Labour Day actually came about? 

Labour Day (also known as May Day in other countries) is a public holiday that commemorates the eight-hour day for workers and also as a mark of solidarity amongst workers. 

Labour Day is a day of special significance for organised workers as it serves as a reminder to others of what their collective strength has achieved for workers. The celebration of Labour Day as a public holiday began only in 1960 after the PAP came into power. By making it a public holiday, the Government of Singapore had intended it to be a day set aside in honour of workers and their contributions to the country. 

So, it doesn’t matter whether you are working part time, full time, freelance, or working from home, Labour Day is a celebration for you and for your contributions and hard work! Guiltlessly enjoy your Labour Day and know that your hard work is much appreciated!J

Happy Labour Day!
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