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May 1, 2009
Posted: 1512 GMT

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John   May 1st, 2009 3:38 pm ET

The strange thing about mayday is that in countries where workers rights are not yet respected, people just are not allowed to demonstrate for their rights. Former communist countries and current communist countries like China, abuse mayday to force people to look happy, to try to look strong by showing their newest military equipment and by manipulating any discussion about things that mayday actually is about. Countries that allow people to demonstrate are often also countries that honour the rights of the workers. The only workers who actually have good reasons to complain are exactly the onces that are not allowed to do so, which makes mayday kind of a strange day!

osazee   May 1st, 2009 4:32 pm ET

hi, am osazee i dont think workers right is respected here in my country.england e.g their are still racism when recruitment are going on the place of work. thanks

osazee   May 1st, 2009 4:34 pm ET

the strange thing is that its not been respected here in the uk.so for that workers right are not respected here in england.

Marc   May 1st, 2009 4:39 pm ET

I think that many companies use this crisis to make people dismiss without pardon.

And the government is doing nothing, and gives a lot of tax money in useless project.
In place give money to companies that create jobs in this time of crisis.
But these companies give money for elections so politicians do not dare do something.

Bye bye from Belgium.

Matt   May 1st, 2009 7:22 pm ET

Dear Osazee,

Workers rights ARE respected in the UK. In comparison to most other countries we have a pretty darn good protective system. Our employment tribunals are very highly developed. And international and regional safeguards provided through UN, and EU instruments are plenty sufficient.

I hate this bashing of the sophisticated systems by disgruntled workers. We have a very good system, that might very well have it's problems but stop overexaggerating and whining. Jeez. If you don't like it go somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa and see whether they give two-bob for your rights.

rajavibooshanan   May 12th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

there is no workers rights in sri lankan up country tea workers

Senadheera   May 15th, 2009 4:40 am ET

The workers rights are abused and manipulated by the politicians that harms the country as well as the global economy. This is more salient in the countries with weak governments.

MARAN   May 16th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT KILLING MANY THOUSANDS OF TAMILS.IT IS A GENOCIDE.WE WANT TO STOP THIS GENICIDE RIGHT AWAY.EVERYDAY WE GET LATE,PEOPLE DIE AND GET MENTALLY SICK. PLEASE SAVE TAMILS FROM TERRORIST GOVERNMENT.

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