The 1st of May is International Workers’ Day, celebrating the labour movement and the contribution of working people.
The TUC Library contains a rich collection of material documenting the history of May Day. A selection of items can be seen below:
The “Co-operative Commonwealth” by Walter Crane (1845-1915), reproduced for May Day in 1926.
Programme for the 1945 May Day demonstration organised by the Manchester and Salford Council of Labour, representing the Local Trades Council, Labour Party and Cooperative Party.
May Day poster produced during the Wapping Dispute with News International, 1986.
You can see more examples of our May Day material on our Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/tuc_library/may-day/