Printer Friendly

GALLERY: Cries for wage hike, end to 'endo' mark Labor Day.

On May 1, 2019, Labor Day, various groups championing workers' rights took to the streets and called for better working conditions. These include ending contractualization or 'endo (end of contract),' the passing of the Security of Tenure Act, and increasing minimum wages nationwide to P750 per day.

Braving blistering summer heat, leaders and members of labor unions and progressive organizations marched from Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City, to key places in Manila such as the Mendiola Peace Arch in San Miguel, Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, and Liwasang Bonifacio, formerly called Lawton.

Ground reports from police authorities said that more than 4,000 people joined the protest, but event organizers said that the number could be well around 10,000.

COPYRIGHT 2019 Knowledge Bylanes
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:May 1, 2019
Previous Article:New rules require foreigners to get TIN before obtaining PH work permit.
Next Article:Diokno tells workers on Labor Day: We can't rely on Duterte gov't anymore.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters