Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, March 12, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Every year on 1st May employees get to put down their tools or switch off the Blackberry and take a rest from work for a day. Labour Day is actually celebrated by many countries around the world and is held in support of recognizing the contribution of workers to each nation. It’s also a time for unions and organisations to raise concerns about worker’s rights and demonstrations are often held to highlight factors affecting employees.
In Malaysia, Labour Day has been celebrated since the time of Tun Dr Ismail, the Deputy Prime Minister who gave a speech in 1972 thanking the people for the hard work that went into making the country so great and outlining the goals of the nation for the future.
Malaysians often put in long hours with a majority of companies having a standard 48 hour working week from 08:00 to 18:00 each day. Activists are hoping to get this reduced to 40 hours inline with other countries and proving productivity can still be maintained with the reduction in hours.
Many people will be checking into Cameron Highlands hotels
on 1st May as the holiday gives people the chance to take a longer break and this will affect the availability of hotels in the area.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “The Cameron Highlands is a popular destination with Malaysians due to its variety of outdoor activities. On national holidays hotels are quickly booked up so anyone visiting should go online to book well in advance.”
DirectRooms is an independent discount hotel reservations company based in Asia. Established and online since 2000 with over 55,000 hotels worldwide.