Hari Pekerja atau Hari Buruh adalah satu nama untuk pelbagai cuti tahunan yang diraikan pada 1 Mei (atau dalam permulaan bulan Mei). Akan tetapi sebenarnya hari ini disebut juga sebagai Hari Pekerja Antarabangsa, yang mana ia merupakan peringatan tentang kejayaan ekonomi dan sosial bagi pergerakan pekerja. Tarikh 1 Mei digunakan kerana pada tahun 1884, Persekutuan Persatuan Pekerja dan Buruh, yang diinspirasikan oleh kejayaan Parti Labour 1872 di Kanada, meminta lapan jam waktu berkerja di Amerika Syarikat, dikuatkuasakan pada 1 Mei, 1886. Ini mengakibatkan mogok umum dan Mogok Haymarket tahun 1886, tetapi beransur-ansur juga di pejabat selama lapan-jam waktu bekerja. Namun setelah hampir 123 tahun dunia menyambutnya, Badan pertubuhan Dunia, PBB sehingga kini masih lagi gagal menangani pula masalah buruh kanak-kanak yang semakin serius terutama di negara2 miskin di dunia seperti India, Bangladesh, Myanmar dan Kemboja akibat kesempitan hidup.
Eight-year-oldMunna works in a rickshaw factory. He earns about 500 taka (7 USD) amonth, working 10 hours a day. When the production often stops due tolack of electricity, he has time to play. Dhaka 2007
A young girl working in a brick crushing factory in Dhaka.
Children at a brick factory in Fatullah. For each 1,000 bricks they carry, they earn the equivalent of 0.9 USD. Handsof 8-year-old Munna while working in a rickshaw parts making factory.He works 10 hours a day and gets 8 USD for a month. Dhaka 2007.
Children at a brick factory in Fatullah. For each 1,000 bricks they carry, they earn the equivalent of 0.9 USD.
7-year-oldJasmine collects rubbish from a steaming rubbish heap on a cold wintermorning. She earns money to support her family by scavenging for itemson the Kajla rubbish dump. It is one of three landfill sites in a cityof 12 million people. Around 5,000 tons of garbage are dumped here eachday and more than 1,000 people work among the rubbish, sorting throughthe waste and collecting items to sell to retailers for recycling.
Eight-year-oldRazu works in a rickshaw factory. He earns about 500 taka (7 USD) amonth, working 10 hours a day. When the production often stops due tolack of electricity, he has time to play.
13-year-oldLiyakot Ali works in a silver cooking pot factory in Old Dhaka. Thechildren work 10 hour days in hazardous conditions, for a weekly wageof 200 taka (3 USD). Dhaka. Bangladesh. June 2008
Jainalworks in silver cooking pot factory. He is 11 years old. He has beenworking in this factory for three years. His work starts at 9 a.m. andends at 6 p.m. For his work he gets 700 taka (10 USD) for a month. Hisparents are so poor that they can not afford to send him to school.According to the factory owner, the parents do not care for theirchildren; they send their kids to work for money and allegedly don'tfeel sorry for these small kids. Dhaka 2008
17.5percent of children in the aged 5?5 are engaged in economicactivities. Many of these children are engaged in various hazardousoccupation s in manufacturing factories. Dhaka 2006