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.
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)