Throughout the world, many countries celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1 (Spring and Labour Day) that used to be called Day of International Solidarity of Workers.
Russian Federation and Republic of Tajikistan celebrate this holiday as Spring and Labour Day.
Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic celebrate it as Labour Day.
Since 1995, Republic of Kazakhstan celebrates it as Kazakhstan Nations Unity Holiday.
A number of countries maintained the tradition to join under trade unions’ banners, and for the majority of states, this is indeed Labour Day.
As Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, noted in his holiday greeting, “The traditions of May 1 are closely linked to the trade union movement, to the protection of labour rights and interests of citizens. Trade unions actively uphold the interests and rights of workers in a constructive dialogue with authorities and employers. People appreciate that.”
This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the plans to celebrate May 1, and the citizens of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will mostly celebrate it at home.