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Labour Day

By Ghazala Khan • May 1st, 2008 • Category: Misc, Worth A Second Look • 3 Comments

All the social and economic achievement of any country depends upon it’s worker force. Unhappy worker means an unhappy and downward-spiraling economy. To mark the great services rendered by the workers’ force, May Day or Labour Day on May 1 is celebrated each year. Its’ an annual tribute paid to all workers for their contributions in making the country a better place in which to live and work.

The labour day is an opportunity to for the people of society to appreciate the sacrifices and hardships of the workers and it’s an opportunity for the government to reward and compensate for the sacrifices of the laborers. Merely holding seminars, symposiums, shooting-off speeches and posting away blogs aren’t going to do much for the workers, concrete steps are needed in that regard to uplift their life standards and to ease their hardships.

The horrendous and life-taking price hike in Pakistan has sucked the blood out of the veins of lower class and the middle class and there is no respite for them. An average worker normally earns around Rs. 6000 a month, if he gets work all through 30 days of the month. When he gets a bag of flour of Rs. 800 (with utmost difficulty) and then he spends Rs. 600 on edible oil, then he spends 2000 on sugar, pulses, vegetables and other household edibles then he ends up spending near Rs. 5000. He still has to buy medicine, clothes, and has to pay the rent of his house and the school fees, and other education expenditures of his children.

Now you know why the suicides are rising in Pakistan and why the colorful events on May 1st sprinkle salt on the stale wounds of workers.


 

 

 
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  1. dear ghazala ,prentable topic ,selective but comprhensive working ,my regards and appreciation on gabulos presentation,please allow a little change on the subject as opinion ,by your due permission.again thank you on such positive ,sentimental abstract that wakes one conscience.

    “All the social and economic achievement of Pakistan depends upon its socially wealthy community. Happy worker means an unhappy and downward-spiraling wealthy community. To mark their services rendered by the workers’ force, we as rich community make sure to celebrate out of 365 days, the May Day or Lab our Day on May 1 each year in Pakistan. Its’ an annual attribute in the form of patriotic slogans and insignia and seminars in most of , state of the art hotels so to pay all workers with claps and appreciation for their contributions in making the country a better place in which these wealthy and rich prosper and may live in peace and so to make sure that these workers manage to continue their efforts to maximize the comfort for the ever-growing community.
    The labour day is an opportunity for the people of society to appreciate the way how the wealth sacrifices the hardships of these workers and it is an opportunity for the government to reward these richer some more hand full of account in dollars so to compensate for what has been lost or given in lieu as minimal salary and wedge to these all time failure and all-time worker.. Merely holding seminars, symposiums, shooting-off speeches and posting away blogs aren’t going to do much for these Richey rich and these slaved workers, concrete steps are needed in that regard to uplift the life up of these wealth owner to the standard of dukes ,prince, and international topmost wealthiest peoples that they may come out from the tension and all-time torture of continuous emolument that is thrown away in lieu as regard to the work that is infact the essential way and only way of earning . Every body knows what is a routine to a person can not be awarded as special.
    The horrendous and life-taking price hike in Pakistan has sucked the blood out of the veins of upper class and the rich class and there is no respite for them. An average worker normally earns around Rs. 6000 a month, if he gets work all through 30 days of the month. it s such a burden that only these prosper group has to face it is too sufficient for him if he can get a bag of flour of Rs. 800 (with ease) and then he spends Rs. 600 on edible oil, then he spends 2000 on sugar, pulses, vegetables and other household edibles then he ends up spending near Rs. 5000. it means 1000 rs is too much to be saved and this is the amount that rich have to bear He don’t have to buy medicine and clothes. It’s free in government set up looked after by most prestigious expert in subject .what’s the point of getting a rental house when you got be at road side all the day. There is no need to send your children to school. What do they want them to become, do they think they will compete in education with our progeny.
    Now you know why the suicides are rising in Pakistan and why the colorful events on May 1st sprinkle salt on the stale wounds of workers this sis all due to their attitude and behavior and lavish approach to living and to spent such irrelevant bills unnecessary .
    We should as rich community initiate urgent action to save this irrelevant 1000 rs from these lavish dine holders, so that economy of the country may be enhanced.

  2. in italy labour day is pronounced and written as la bor day whereas in pakistan ,the La has been removed with the passage of time and now it is known as the bore day .

  3. Ghazala, if you wished to give a message on Labour Day then I wanted to read something as poweful as :

    Workers of the world, awaken!
    Rise in all your splendid might
    Take the wealth that you are making,
    It belongs to you by right.
    No one will for bread be crying
    We’ll have freedom, love and health,
    When the grand red flag is flying
    In the Workers’ Commonwealth.

    Songwriter - Joe Hill

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