Almost one year in a devastating pandemic, it appears that this administration is confused with no direction to pursue, un- prepared to enter into a contract with vaccines' supplier and no vaccine to start with mass inoculation.
This administration also don't respect workers' rights and treat them like commodities.
First, govt restricts the rights of nurses and medical workers to travel and to work abroad.
Other than low wages and no hazards pay during covid 19 pandemic, no opportunities were given for our nurses and health service workers to work here except asking them to be volunteers or enter into a limited contract of services.
The travel restriction is tantamount to deprivation of the constitutional right to life -- including the right to travel, livelihood and the pursuit of happiness -- without due process of law.
Now, government would like to sell our nurses as if they are commodities in a barter trade in exchange for vaccines!
NAGKAISA calls on the government to just lift the ban on their deployment and let the czars and the emperor be held accountable for the lack of jobs and vaccine in the Philippines.
Nagkaisa Press Statement
February 24, 2021