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Global May Day celebrations

2 May, 2014On May Day, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world celebrated the international workers' day.

In Madagascar, Fisema Fort Dauphin marched with fellow trade unions, before organizing a debate on the importance of social partnership for a sustainable company development.

In Bangladesh the National Garment Workers Federation rallied on the streets of Dhaka together with thousands of textile workers. The IndustriALL affiliate demanded compensation for the dead and injured of the Rana Plaza and Tazreen tragedies, and a safe workplace for everyone in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh.

To mark May Day, Bangladeshi trade union BGTLWF marched in one of Savar’s industrial zones.

Members of IndustriALL affiliate Sommelito demonstrated on May Day.

In Pakistan, secretary general Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian and chairperson Atiua Saleem Chairperson were among those addressing the audience in the WFTU-PLF National Seminar on May Day.

In Berlin, IndustriALL marked the day alongside LabourStart and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF).

Switzerland saw IndustriALL Global Union staff march on the streets of Geneva and Bern, together with affilated union Unia.

In Mexico City, Mexico, IndustriALL general secretary Jyrki Raina and assistant general secretary Fernando Lopes rallied along side fellow trade unionists. 

Chilean affiliates rallied to celebrate the international workers' day.