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To observe Decent Work Day and dare pols on wages & jobs:
Workers to march along Ayala Ave
WHAT: March by hundreds of workers under the Nagkaisa labor coalition
WHEN: Today, October 7, 2015; Assembly 3 pm, March 4 pm
WHERE: Assembly @ Makati Fire Station, March along
DETAILS: Both to commemorate the global day of decent work and to challenge national candidates on the urgent issues of wage hikes and regular jobs, several hundred members of labor groups under the coalition Nagkaisa will march on
the country’s leading business district.
Among those marching are contingents from Partido Manggagawa (PM) and PALEA which has launched renewed protests as a result of another mass layoff at Philippine Airlines.
Today's global day for decent work is organized annually by the International Trade Union Confederation and has a theme of “End Corporate Greed” for this year. The call for decent work is given a local flavour by recent survey that the most urgent concerns of Filipino voters are the erosion of wages due to inflation and the generation of regular jobs.
“Enough of motherhood statements and hollow slogans. We dare the presidential candidates to spell out concrete steps in their platforms on addressing the issue of wages and jobs,” insist Rene Magtubo, PM chairperson. ###