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This May Day (Friday 1 May), let us show our appreciation for all those key workers that are looking after us in these difficult times. #ThankAWorker

This May Day our usual planned events can no longer take place, but it’s more important than ever to mark the contribution that workers make every day.

This pandemic show us how much we owe frontline workers. In health, in care and in all our vital services. They are the best of us and we say thank you.

Here's what you can do today

Step 1: Post a short video on social media thanking a worker who’s made a difference to you.

Step 2: Then nominate 3 of your family members or friends to also thank a worker in their own video.

Step 3:Tag them in your post and use hashtags #mayday and #ThankAWorker.

You could choose your postie, shop worker, someone in the NHS, delivery driver, food worker or any other frontline worker..

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Please spread the word now so as many people as possible can be ready to post their videos to mark the day. Encourage your friends, family members and colleagues to take part. Save this shareable graphic to let others know what to do. 

These workers are risking their lives to ensure we can be safe at home. The very least we can do is #ThankAWorker. 

If you don’t have time to take the action, simply download these social images graphic 1, graphic 2 and post it on your feed.

It is important that everyone tells their own story of appreciation so if you have a special thanks to make, simply post your message using #ThankAWorker

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The government must do more

We want the government to:

1. ban zero-hours contracts

2. increase sick pay to real living wage

3. award a fair pay rise for public sector workers

4. set a £10 national minimum wage for everyone now

5. Bring outsources workers back into the public sector

As well as thanking workers, the government must give all key workers the pay, conditions and respect they deserve. That’s how to really thank the people who got us through this crisis. The workers who’ve kept the country running through the coronavirus crisis are too often underpaid, insecure and ignored. Let’s use this May Day to change that... Read blog.

International solidarity

Artists from across the globe come together to celebrate May Day in the theme of international solidarity.

Solidarity among workers from around the world,
Solidarity with all the victims of work, pandemics and wars,
Solidarity because the working class must not end up paying for this crisis.

Watch the International Solidarity Concert

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