The First of May is celebrated around the world as International workers’ day to commemorate the working class’ fights in the late nineteenth century to gain the 8-hour work day.
In accordance with our Human Rights campaign and to pay tribute to this day, we want to remind you of Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
“Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.”
Nowadays, even with laws restricting working hours and unions protecting the workers’ rights, many people are still subjected to unfair working hours, no leisure time or holidays.
We encourage all people to stand for their rights searching for a solution that can allow workers to work, abiding also their own needs.
Of course, there are many people knowing that it is a right to have leisure time, but they don’t have the possibility to have it recognized and they cannot skip their “workshift”
By spreading this right, we hope to increase awareness of employees and employers about it.
For further information about the Origin of May Day click on 1st of May
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights : http://goo.gl/wB6kQg
The poster below is part of a campaign raised during the international project "IntercultuReality " which involved young people from different EU countries in several activities related to Human Rights and its awareness. Realizing that HR are not well known and recognized as it should, they created different posters based on some of the articles of the Declaration, in order to sensitize more people about Human Rights and the current reality. For the following months, we are going to show these posters to support their campaign.
For more information about the project INTERCULTUREALITY visit the blog http://intercultureality.blogspot.it/
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