April 22, 2018
Contact Judy Ann Miranda @ 09228677522
Endo protest tom vs DTI, ECOP by youth, women and workers
WHAT: 100 youth, women & workers to rally vs DTI, ECOP
WHEN: Tomorrow, April 23 (Monday), 9:00 am
WHERE: Offices of DTI (Trade and Industry Bldg) then ECOP (ECC Bldg) near Buendia cor Makati Ave., Assembly at Petron gas station
Some 100 youth and women members of Partido Manggagawa (PM) together with contingents from the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) and Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Labor Union will hold a protest against the DTI and ECOP for their pro-endo lobby and scare tactics against regular jobs.
The protest comes after the announcement of Malacanang that President Duterte is not signing an EO to make direct hiring the norm in employment.
Women members of PM will lambast DTI for its anti-worker and anti-consumer position of promoting contractualization instead of regulating the continuous increase in prices of basic commodities in the wake of the passage of the TRAIN law.
Members of PM-Kabataan (PMK) will also slam ECOP for the proliferation of endo jobs for graduates. With some 600,00 graduates about to enter the labor force, PMK is raising a red flag as the World Bank recently released a report about the lack of quality jobs in the country and the worsening inequality as a result. PMK is likewise questioning ECOP for the Jobstreet data that only 24% of employers are willing to hire K-12 graduates. ###