DAVAO CITY – An estimate of 6,000 workers joined the Labor Day march here on Sunday, May 1. Workers took to the streets their calls to end contractualization and for higher wages.
Labor groups under Kilusang Mayo Uno Southern Mindanao set up inside the Magsaysay Park the pictures of the philosophers Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong during the 130th Commemoration of the International labor day.
Lumad farmers from Compostela Valley Province join the protest to support the workers’ struggle.
Workers hold the flag of party-list Anakpawis, while waiting to start the march.
Banana workers from Compostela Valley Province are getting ready for the big mobilization.
Around 6,000 workers from different provinces of Southern Mindanao Region march the street of Davao City as they commemorate labor day.
Union members affiliated to the labor center, Kilusang Mayo Uno raise the red flags while they march the streets from Magsaysay Park to Rizal Park.
Workers wear shirts with their calls to raise the national minimum wage to P750 for the private sector and P16,000 for the public sector.
Manobo women raise their fists as they join the workers march in Davao City. They also called for the immediate release of the calamity funds for the El Niño affected area.
A cultural group performs a dance depicting the situation of workers in the Philippines.
A quote popularized by German philosopher, Karl Marx, lives today as one of the rallying calls of the workers.
Carlo Olalo, spokesperson of Kilusang Mayo Uno challenges all the presidentiables to end contractualization in the country. On the background is a photo of the Russian leader, Joseph Stalin.