This year we are celebrating May Day with the ambition once again to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of labour and to pay tribute to the valiant and heroic struggle of the workers of Chicago who gave their lives for a just working environment and fundamental rights. Workers, no doubt, are the backbone of the industry and keep its wheels moving. It is the workers community, which due to hard work, has enabled the global economy to maintain high rates of economic growth, massive production and high levels of productivity. The government believes in the dignity of labour and understands that a prosperous workforce can enable Pakistan to compete in a globalized market environment.
We believe that workers and employers are partners in the production process and their coordination and cooperation is essential for industrial peace, harmony and for full utilization of their energies for socio-economic development of the country.
On this occasion, I urge workers and employers of the country to come forward and play their role in making Pakistan a role model and convey the message to the world that being one-nation, they are united to face any challenge in the global world.