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FFW asks for more programs to promote
"Decent Work" on Labor Day

The FFW celebrated International Labor Day with other brothers and sisters in the Philippine Labor movement by calling for the enhancement of programs that create and help sustain decent work, recognize and promote rights at work, widen the scope of social protection and institutionalize social dialogue. (see FFW's Labor Day Statement in Filipino)


This declaration was made by FFW National President Atty. Allan S.Montañoand FFWNational Vice President Jose Sonny Matula, who both addressed the gathering of trade unionsat the Folk Arts Theater in Manila on Labor Day Morning. Earlier in the day, around 4,000 members of the Federation marched from its national headquarters along Taft Avenue in Manila to the venue of the gathering found in the reclamation area, which usually hosts concerts. On Labor Day, though, the songs gave way to the chants of labor for more meaningful programs.

The highlight of the Program was the keynote speech of the President of the Republic of the Philippines Ms Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who promised several non-wage packages for the workers. Also in attendance were Vice President Noli De Castro, Labor Secretary Arturo Brion, ILO-SRO in Manila Director Linda Wirth and leaders of labor groups.

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