The Representative Office Of The Ukrainian People



The Representative Office of the Ukrainian People congratulates all workers of the planet on International Labor Day!


May 1 is celebrated in many countries around the world, including pre-war Ukraine, as International Workers' Day, also known as Labor Day. This day is a tribute to the contributions and achievements of workers and the labor movement. It is a day to celebrate the social and economic achievements of workers, as well as the protection of workers' rights, fair labor practices and the improvement of working conditions.


The origins of International Workers' Day go back to the labor movement in the United States in the late 19th century, particularly the Haymarket Affair in Chicago in 1886. On May 1, 1886, workers went on strike, demanding an eight-hour workday. The strike led to a confrontation between workers and authorities, resulting in several deaths and injuries. Following the Haymarket affair, 1 May was chosen as a day to commemorate the struggles and successes of the labor movement.


On International Workers' Day, workers and trade union organizations typically organize marches, rallies and events to raise awareness of workers' rights, social justice issues and economic inequality. It is also a day to celebrate the achievements of workers across industries and industries. In some countries, International Workers' Day is a public holiday and workers have the day off to take part in activities or spend time with their families.


Overall, International Workers' Day serves as a reminder of the importance of labor rights, worker solidarity and the ongoing struggle for social and economic justice for all workers. It is a day to recognize the contributions workers make to society and renew their commitment to creating a more equitable and fair work environment for all.


After the establishment of Soviet power in 1917, workers received a full range of rights and guarantees for the first time in world history. And the expression “maternity leave”, which has become part of everyday language, comes from the order (decree) of the communist government to provide women with maternity and child care leave.


All the years of the so-called independence of Ukraine, as a result of the formation of the Ukrainian and then international oligarchy, the country methodically reduced the scope of labor rights of citizens by “reforming” the regulatory legal acts of the USSR and the Ukrainian SSR, canceling and cutting everything possible, turning Ukrainians into colonial laborers without rights. Trade unions, the right to work, social and medical rights of the working people have turned into fiction and memories of life in the fraternal family of peoples.


When the coup d'état of 2014 took place, Ukraine actually lost its sovereignty, as a result, the oligarchs in the country began to exploit hired workers in the most brutal manner possible, forgetting even about basic safety precautions. Now destructive forces, hiding behind nationalism, are trying to ban in Ukraine both the holiday itself and mentions of it, and the message that this sacred date carries.


The most important task of the Representative of the Ukrainian People, after the liberation of the territory of Ukraine, will be the abolition of all criminal innovations of the Poroshenko-Zelensky occupation administration and the return of a regulatory framework based on social justice.


Happy Holidays to all those who live by their labor.