LABOR and activist groups led the 35,000-strong International Labor Day rally in Manila last May 1 that called on the Rodrigo Duterte government to fulfill its promise to end labor-only contracting of Filipino workers, among other demands.
Drawing strength from recent victories of various mass campaigns such as successful labor strikes and occupation of vacant government housing units, the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU, May 1 Movement)-organized event drew a total of 100,000 workers and activists across the Philippines in the biggest Labor Day mobilization in years.
KMU said the event was part of the preparations for the centennial celebrations of Russia’s Great October Revolution of 1917 led by V.I. Lenin.
Here is a short video of Manila’s Labor Day 2017 rally. (ILPS-Philippines)