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World leaders greet workers on May Day
Many world leaders, including Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Seychelles President James A. Michel, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and many more extended greetings and good wishes to the workers along with giving out messages on the occasion of May Day.

In his message the President Mukherjee said that the May Day was an occasion to pay tribute to the contribution that workers have made to progress, prosperity and well- being of our society.

"The increasing production and higher standards of living that our economy has witnessed would not have been possible without the relentless efforts of our vital labour force. Let us, on this day recognize and celebrate the enormous role our working force is playing in enabling our nation attain rapid socio-economic progress," stated Mukherjee.

Michel while renewing his government's dedication and commitment to develop Seychelles into a better place for all workers and their families stressed on blue economy and stated that the entrepreneurship represented a source of new jobs, encouraged innovation and unleashed the creativity of our people. It absorbs talented Seychellois into economic activities.

In their messages Ukrainian opposition leaders called for the solidarity of all working people to put an end to the corruption, looting and murder to bring the country back to the path of development. On the other hand, Lee stressed the need for a fresh approach to make nation's productivity growth faster.

Sirisena called upon people to commit themselves to work with the principles of labour-friendly system of good governance. He stated that democratic freedom has been established for Sri Lankans to work with pride and peace at the workplace. Wickremasinghe stressed the need to improve living conditions of labourers by ensuring labour rights and respecting their labour.

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