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Celebrating International Workers' Day 2023

  • Submitted by: Mercedes Villalba, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 May 2023
  • Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Motion reference: S6M-08834

That the Parliament recognises the demonstrations of public engagement and democracy that took place from 29 April to 6 May 2023, as communities across Scotland, including those in Aberdeen and Dundee, recognised and celebrated International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day; remembers the workers around the world who have died while protesting for their rights; recognises the ongoing industrial action and trade union organising of workers across Scotland; highlights what it sees as the value of democratically accountable structures in achieving a fair and equal society; believes that workers struggle for sufficient living conditions in the shadow of centuries-old structures of capital, wealth and inequality, and offers solidarity to workers around the world, recognising what it considers to be the sovereign birthright of everyone's common humanity.

Supported by: Maggie Chapman (Registered interest) , Katy Clark (Registered interest) , Pam Duncan-Glancy (Registered interest) , Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon (Registered interest) , Stuart McMillan, Carol Mochan, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney (Registered interest)