Show of (labour) force

TAIWAN: Organisers say about 10,000 people were at a workers' march in Taipei to voice their dissatisfaction with the government's labour policies. Union groups at the rally represented a range of industries, from metal workers to flight attendants.
TAIWAN: Organisers say about 10,000 people were at a workers' march in Taipei to voice their dissatisfaction with the government's labour policies. Union groups at the rally represented a range of industries, from metal workers to flight attendants. Apart from calling for a rise in the minimum wage, protesters also demanded the return of public holidays that were cut earlier this year. PHOTO: REUTERS
TAIWAN: Organisers say about 10,000 people were at a workers' march in Taipei to voice their dissatisfaction with the government's labour policies. Union groups at the rally represented a range of industries, from metal workers to flight attendants.
INDONESIA: Thousands of workers took to the streets of Jakarta to demand better working conditions and welfare. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
TAIWAN: Organisers say about 10,000 people were at a workers' march in Taipei to voice their dissatisfaction with the government's labour policies. Union groups at the rally represented a range of industries, from metal workers to flight attendants.
RUSSIA: Members of Moscow's Federation of Trade Unions waved balloons and flags at a rally in the capital's Red Square. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
TAIWAN: Organisers say about 10,000 people were at a workers' march in Taipei to voice their dissatisfaction with the government's labour policies. Union groups at the rally represented a range of industries, from metal workers to flight attendants.
TURKEY: Police detained dozens of people who tried to defy a demonstration ban at Istanbul's Taksim Square. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Hundreds of thousands of people staged rallies worldwide yesterday to mark Labour Day, a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'Show of (labour) force'. Print Edition | Subscribe