Thursday, April 30, 2015

Labor Day rally kickoff: “Laban ko ‘to—edukasyon, trabaho, sahod” say youth & young workers

May 1, 2015

WHAT: Youth and young workers mini-rally
WHEN: Today, May 1, 2015, 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Welcome Rotonda
DETAILS: Some 200 youth and young workers to kickoff the nationwide Labor Day rallies today with a mini-rally at Welcome Rotonda. They will carry gloves to symbolize the will to knockout high education costs, unemployment, contractualization and cheap labor. They will also chant “Laban ko ‘to! Libreng Edukasyon! Trabahong Regular! Sweldong Sapat!” Also they will bring colorful umbrellas with slogans of labor demands.
            Manila: Nagkaisa will lead a 20,000-strong rally in the morning. Assembly along Espana then march to and program in Mendiola until noon. PM contingent, including youth and young workers who are staging a vigil today, will join the Nagkaisa rally.
Cavite: Local labor groups United Cavite Workers Association, Rosario Workers Association and the Tae Sung Employees Association will march tomorrow morning from Tejero Convention Center to EPZA for a short program and then move on to the Rosario City Hall for a noontime dialogue with Mayor Nonong Ricafrente.
Cebu: March along downtown Colon by several thousand workers from Nagkaisa groups PM, Sentro and ALU-TUCP.
Bacolod: Presscon by local labor coalition Genuine Alliance of Workers Associations (GAWA) in the morning. A thousand workers will assemble at Coca-Cola plant at noon and then march to Bacolod Rotonda.
Iloilo: Forum on BPO workers conditions in the morning and then indoor activity by PM leaders and members in the afternoon.
Davao: Several hundred protesters will hold program at Orcullo Park starting at 8 a.m. and the march along Ponciano, Rizal, Claveria Sts. And back to Orcullo Park at Roxas Blvd.

General Santos City: Nagkaisa rally together with retrenched Citra Mina workers.

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