International Labour Day

May 1st is recognised around the world as International Labour Day or International Worker's Day. 

Across Asia workers come onto the streets to call for imprved workers rights including safety and the right to a living wage.

In 2013 members of the Asia Floor Wage Alliance in five Asian countries staged rallies and demonstrations highlighting the lack of decent wages garment workers in those countries earned and demending immediate action was taken.



Garment workers in Penom Penh on May 1st 2013

In Cambodia

Almost 7,000 garment workers took to the streets in Penom Penh to demand a living wage and improved working conditions.


Campaigners in Hong Kong mark International Labour Day May 1st 2013

In Hong Kong

Campaigners joined forces with workers and student groups to call for an end to union busting and the implementation of a living wage.

Workers from across Indonesia mark International Labour Day May 1st 2013

In Indonesia

Workers rallied in Jakarta from across the country calling for a decent wage and an end to union busting.

Asia Floor Wage International Coordinator Anannaya Bhattacharjee addresses workers at a rally on May 1st 2013

In India

Asia Floor Wage International Coordinator Anannya Bhattacharjee addressed a rally in Gurgaon, attended by many workers from across the region.

Malaysia May 1

In Malaysia

May Day was marked on a lower scale in Malaysia due to the approaching General Election but migrant workers still marked the day raising issues including a living wage.