[Press Release] KAMP joins Labor Day rally to demand jobs and living wage for informal labor

KAMP joins Labor Day rally to demand jobs and living wage for informal labor

KAMPThe Kampanya para sa Makataong Pamumuhay (KAMP) joined NAGKAISA! – the broadest labor coalition in the Philippines to date – to celebrate Labor Day yesterday. KAMP leaders and members assembled at the PLDT Bldg. along España Ave., Manila and marched to Mendiola.

Side-by-side NAGKAISA’s demand for job and employment security and labor rights for formal labor, “KAMP is pushing for employment facilitation at the local level, employment guarantees and employment generation. These are the demands of the vulnerable sectors of labor – the unemployed, underemployed, and unpaid family workers estimated to be 60% to 70% of the labor force,” explained KAMP Head Convenor Ana Maria R. Nemenzo.

“Workers in the informal sector need protection from government. That is why, besides jobs and a living wage, KAMP is also pushing for universal health care, and decent and affordable housing for the poor and marginalized,” Ms. Nemenzo added.

The activity is a start of KAMP’s campaign to push for policies and legislations versus “jobless growth” and poverty that continue to persist, firmly demonstrating that the conditional cash transfer is not sufficient. KAMP wants the government to develop and implement an economic strategy that prioritizes production for domestic needs and consumption, and at the same time is anchored on sound and equitable agricultural and industrial development to generate more jobs for the country’s growing labor force.

Kampanya para sa Makataong Pamumuhay (KAMP)
1 May 2013

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