Workers’ Day

Posted on April 30, 2015

1 May is a day set aside to commemorate the efforts of workers who fuel the economy of Africa. This day is known as Workers’ Day in Angola, Bulgaria, China, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, France, Italy, Malta, Marshal Islands, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and it is also celebrated in many other countries internationally as Labour Day.

On this day, the rights of workers and labourers are recognised and their contribution to the global output is acknowledged.

With a staff contingent consisting of academics, professionals and support staff, the University of Pretoria is committed to ensuring fair labour practices, good working conditions, a positive working environment and sound employee wellness. Workers’ Day, as a public holiday, is a pause on the calendar to reflect on how our daily contribution to UP’s institutional drive to being a leading research intensive university in Africa, helps us to make today, and every day, matter.

- Author Department of University Relations

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