International Workers’ Day, held every year on May 1, is a celebration of workers’ rights, social justice, equity and democracy. Founded by socialists in the late 19th century, the date was chosen to commemorate the Hay­market Massacre in Chi­cago in 1886, when police fired on workers who were striking to establish the eight hour work day.

In a majority of countries throughout the world, tens of millions of workers and labour unions participate in parades and other events calling for economic justice, global solidarity and workers’ empowerment.

The Confederation of Canadian Unions wishes to send the workers of the world its support and solidarity.

See the Photos below from the Toronto May Day March

Photos by YusApuY Member Zeripha Moses