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CALL FOR 1 MAY TO BE A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

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The trade unions have reiterated their call for 1 May to be a public holiday. ...
The trade unions have reiterated their call for 1 May to be a public holiday.

GLATUC, the trade union body for London, said:

'We continue the demand, adopted by the whole trade union movement in the 1970s for May 1st to be a public holiday. The Labour government of the time imposed the divisive decision to make the nearest Monday a bank holiday. This created many difficulties and separated Britain from virtually every other European country that celebrates May Day. The anti-union laws of the Tories further pressured the movement and made participation in May Day difficult and we are having to re-build the understanding of the significance of May Day.'

Link: GLATUC

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