Monday, April 27, 2009

Nationwide May 1 Activities

Answer to the Crisis: Bailout Workers, Reverse Policies

Calabarzon and NCR Lakbayan:
Displaced workers and urban poor from Cavite and Laguna to join other workers and poor from Bulacan and NCR in a Lakbayan that will pass by HUDCC and DOLE for a dialogue. The more than 1,000 Lakbayan participants will stay overnight at Malate Church. The morning of May 1st, a mass will be celebrated at Malate Church. The Lakbayan will end by merging with the Labor Unity rally at Liwasang Bonifacio at 11 a.m.

Displaced employees and MEPZ workers to join 1,000 union members in the rally by PM and the Solidarity of Cebu Workers. 8 a.m. assembly at Plaza Independencia, Cebu City then rally in front of DOLE where the rallyists will burn a copy of the Labor Code in protest at the inability of Labor officials to protect workers. March to downtown Colon to merge with the Cebu Labor Coalition for Labor Unity rally against the economic crisis.

Some 1,000 industrial and farm workers from Bacolod City and the 3rd, 4th and 5th districts of Negros Occidental to have a march-rally at the Fountain of Justice

Caravan of a hundred vehicles around Iloilo City then a mobilization by hundreds of workers and poor at the Plaza Letagay

Some 200 workers and poor to have a forum then march by 5 p.m. along Reyes, San Pedro and Magallanes Sts.

General Santos City:
Rally by some 200 workers and poor

PM will join the Federation of Democratic Labor Organizations in a march from the St. Michael's Cathedral to the Freedom Park from 8 a.m. to noon. In the afternoon, the May Day 2009 Committee of the Civil Society Organizations Forum for Peace to spearhead a series of activities including a concert at the Freedom Park to commemorate Labor Day

Forum on the economic crisis to be sponsored by Church, NGO’s and PO’s including PM

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