As International Workers’ Day approaches, many Filipino workers still endure poor quality jobs that lack benefits, are low-paying, insecure and under unfavorable working conditions. Those workers who attempt to assert their labor rights face repressive measures such as losing their jobs, violent strike dispersals, and other rights violations.
The Duterte administration’s pursuit and implementation of neoliberal policies, like the two-tiered wage system, compressed work week, and the executive order that does not end contractualization, have worsened the situation of workers.
Thus, Filipino workers and other marginalized sectors continue to fight for real measures that will not only end contractualization but advance a strategic plan for national industrialization. This is crucial in creating stable jobs for the Filipino people, and pushing genuine economic development. #LaborDay2018 #Facts&Figures2017