2 May 2012
May Day is celebrated in over 80 countries around the world, including South Africa, on May 1st. To mark the occasion workers took to the streets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe yesterday.
The Real News filed this report of rallies from around the world, including South East Asia (where turnouts were massive), Japan, Spain, Greece, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Bahrain, Egypt and more.
Low wages in a time of high food and oil prices, job security and harsh working conditions were common concerns raised by workers globally.