EDITOR — ZIMBABWE, on May 1, joined the rest of the world in celebrating Workers’ Day.
International Workers’ Day, also known as Workers’ Day or Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, was chosen by a pan-national organisation of socialist and communist political parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on May 4 1886.
Trade unions of all countries were called to advocate eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation and eight hours of rest.
That was the founding of May 1 as a national public holiday in many countries worldwide.
Trade unions led the commemorations and Zimbabwe is no exception.
It is a fact that the majority of people in the country are employed in the so-called informal sector.
Most self-employed people do not see the need to take a break from work, it, therefore, was business as usual at market places like Mbare, Siyaso and Glen View Home Industries in Harare.
The small-to-medium enterprises today provide a living to many people and support of the sector will see more people getting a livelihood.
Long live Zimbabwe!
Long live Workers Day!