Workers fight dictatorship, defend human rights!
The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) is one with the working class in commemorating Labor Day. We add our voices in solidarity with the toiling masses specifically in demanding for the end of contractualization in the country and the respect, protection and fulfilment of workers’ rights.
The Duterte administration’s failure to end contractualization after almost two years in power, reveals even more its inability to heed the sentiment of the workers, to act for their welfare and its obvious siding with the interests of businesses, and combined with the TRAIN law implementation worsens poverty and the sufferings of the people.
Increases in prices of basic commodities are now taking its toll on the lives of majority of the Filipinos who are minimum wage earners. Experts say that actual minimum wage of Php512 is just 43.8% of the Php1,168 Family Living Wage needed.
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