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Hanoi (VNA) – A myriad of activities will be held across the country to celebrate the 130th anniversary of International Labour Day (May 1, 1886), the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) said on March 21.

The celebration is to recognise the significant contributions of the working class to national construction and defence, while reinforcing their trust in the revolutionary cause of the Party and State.

The events will also mark the Workers’ Month 2016 with the motto: trade unions accompany businesses to take better care of employees.

The significance of Decree 56 signed by President Ho Chi Minh in April 1946, which stipulates a paid holiday on the International Labour Day, will be highlighted on the occasions.

A programme will be organized to honour initiatives and good products and encourage workers to improve productivity and create high-quality products and services to develop Vietnamese brand names and export markets.

An action month for workers will be held to promote their legitimate rights and interests.

The May Day meeting is schedule to take place at the Friendship Palace in Hanoi along with an exhibition honouring outstanding workers.-VNA