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Petroleum workers union calls for May 1 holiday for working class

Yousef Saleh Al-Husseini, Secretary General of the Union of Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry Workers, extended congratulations to the union movement and oil sector employees on the occasion of the anniversary of the “International Workers’ Day,” which falls on May 1.

Al-Husseini stated, “This anniversary marks our acknowledgment of the accomplishments of union efforts and the Kuwaiti union movement’s role in driving development and progress for the working class, highlighting the contributions of human resources to the revitalization of the national economy.”

He continued, “This anniversary serves as a reflection on past workers’ demands that we’ve embraced, renewing our commitment to turning them into achievements that workers aspire to. It also highlights the accomplishments of the Kuwaiti trade union movement, its contributions, and its significant role in promoting stability and addressing various societal issues, particularly those directly affecting the working class.”

“We recognize workers as the largest segment of Kuwaiti society, especially those in the oil sector, and we consistently work towards achieving our goals for progress and revitalization in this vital industry,” Al-Husseini added.

He urged for May 1st to be recognized as a paid public holiday, akin to other nations worldwide, emphasizing its significance for the Kuwaiti working class. He prayed for divine protection over the government and its people, wishing for a secure and safe environment under the guidance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

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