Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Militant groups hold protest move in Mendiola
Thousands of protesters gathered on Tuesday to call for an increase of minimum wage of workers and end contractualization.
Labor groups such as Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Nagkaisa and Sentro held a huge protest at Mendiola Peace Arch for the annual Labor Day rally.
“Kontrakwalisayon, wakasan! Wakasan! EO Pinirmahan, kontra manggagawa, walang silbi! Walang silbi!” the groups said.
As the rally was ongoing, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Executive Order (EO) concerning issues on contractualization.
The signing of EO was announced during the President’s speech in Cebu City. /jpv