Statement on International Labour Day


WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE !

KUALA LUMPUR 1 May, 2010:  The first May Day in 1886 celebrated the successful struggle for an 8 hour work day. Today International Workers’ Day is celebrated as a public holiday throughout the world while most migrant domestic workers are still working about 12-16 hours a day, without a day off. For hundreds of millions of domestic workers however, decent working conditions are 124 years behind.

This International Workers Day, domestic workers in Asia urge their governments to support an International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on Domestic Work this coming June. Together we must send the message that all workers, whether in a house or a factory, are workers deserving the same rights we fought to establish over a century ago. Continue reading

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Damian Marley

Everybody knows who Bob Marley is, how many of you guys know about his off springs? Well here is one of them, Damian Robert Nesta “Junior Gong” Marley (born July 21, 1978) is a reggae artist, a humanitarian, and also the youngest son of Bob Marley. He has won three Grammy Awards. Continue reading