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Google pays tribute to workers with new doodle

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Search engine giant, Google, paid tribute to the labour force Monday by celebrating International Workers’ Day with a doodle on its homepage.

Otherwise known as International Labour Day, Workers’ Day, a national holiday in many countries, is a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of workers.

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It has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

The holiday originated in the late 19th century during the Industrial Revolution in the US and was established by the labor movement, which fought for the regulation of American work schedules and other worker rights.

The doodle features symbols related to different professions, ranging from a stethoscope to a spanner.