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May Day festivities fall flat for workers

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Many workers had little to celebrate on May Day Thursday as they called for the "no work, no pay" wage system to be scrapped. 

Workers from the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee and State Enterprises Workers' Relation Confederation gather near parliament to mark Labour Day Thursday. They were joined by People's Democratic Reform Committee secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban. (Photo by Wisit Thamngern)

Construction worker Suchart said he counts himself lucky to have a job. He said his work in Bangkok keeps him busy — he works double shifts every day of the week so he had no time to join the May Day celebrations.

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