The Latest on rallies and events marking May Day around the world (all times local):

10 a.m.

Ahead of a May Day rally in over a dozen German cities, Germany’s biggest trade unions are urging voters to participate in this month’s European elections and reject nationalism and right-wing populism.

Myanmar workers shout slogan during a marching ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers' Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar workers shout slogan during a marching ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers’ Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

The DGB, a confederation of unions with almost 6 million members, said Wednesday that the European Union has helped ensure peace on the continent for decades and brought significant benefits to millions, from paid holidays to maternity protection.

The unions called for ambitious EU-wide investments to boost employment and growth, saying “people must feel that the EU improves their lives in a lasting and tangible way.”

The unions warned that the political and economic turmoil in Britain following its vote to leave the European Union nationalism “shows what happens if those who stoke fear but have no plan for the future gain the upper hand.”

Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)

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9 a.m.

Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights.

Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. The signs read
Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. The signs read “Employee rights, Stop gender discrimination, migrants worker rights, free media, control of price, promises and women works right.” (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)

A South Korean major umbrella trade union has issued a joint statement with a North Korean workers’ organization calling for the Koreas to push ahead with engagement commitments made during a series of inter-Korean summits last year.

Many of the plans agreed between the Koreas, including joint economic projects, have been held back by a lack of progress in nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.

May Day rallies are also being held in the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and elsewhere in Asia.

Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. The signs read
Malaysian workers stage a rally marking May Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. The signs read “Raise of salary, stop discrimination,” and ” Labor Day, 25 years of struggle.” (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
A man holds a sign during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. The sign reads
A man holds a sign during a May Day rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Hundreds of workers demand raise of basic salary and ending towards discrimination. The sign reads “Elderly pension for all.” (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
Myanmar labors holding placards read,
Myanmar labors holding placards read, “to amend the law of leaves and holidays immediately, to appear the labor court,” shout slogans during a marching ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers’ Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar workers holding a placard read,
Myanmar workers holding a placard read, “Government to sign 98 facts of ILO law,” shout slogans during a marching ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers’ Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar workers march during a ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers' Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar workers march during a ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers’ Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar workers shout slogan during a marching ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers' Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar workers shout slogan during a marching ceremony Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Hundreds most of factory workers marched Wednesday to mark International Workers’ Day asked for to get their labor rights. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith delivers a speech to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith delivers a speech to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers march as they gather to mark May Day at Wat Phnom, center of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers march as they gather to mark May Day at Wat Phnom, center of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers stage a rally marking May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers stage a rally marking May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith, center, delivers a speech as Ath Thun, right, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers' Democratic Union, during a gathering marking the May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith, center, delivers a speech as Ath Thun, right, president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union, during a gathering marking the May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers gather to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers gather to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers march as they a gather to mark May Day near Wat Phnom, center of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian workers march as they a gather to mark May Day near Wat Phnom, center of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Protesters, mostly workers, shout slogans as they gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly workers, shout slogans as they gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. The workers scored President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly for reneging in his campaign promise three years ago to end temporary hiring known as
Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. The workers scored President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly for reneging in his campaign promise three years ago to end temporary hiring known as “contractualization” or “ENDO (End of Contract).” (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Thousands of workers march towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Thousands of workers march towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. The workers scored President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly for reneging in his campaign promise three years ago to end temporary hiring known as
Protesters, mostly workers, gather for a rally prior to marching towards the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Philippines. The workers scored President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly for reneging in his campaign promise three years ago to end temporary hiring known as “contractualization” or “ENDO” (End of Contract). (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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