Estrada commits to support workers fighting for their rights

Published March 19, 2019, 3:46 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Ria Fernandez

Support continues to workers who are fighting for their rights, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada assured in a statement on Tuesday.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (Linus Escandor/Manila Bulletin)
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (Linus Escandor/Manila Bulletin File Photo)

The local chief executive renewed his commitment to help labor groups who are holding protests outside the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros by at least providing temporary shelter for them.

He recently received words of gratitude through a letter from Nagkakaisang Mamumuo Sa Suyapa Farm (NAMASUPA), National Federation of Labor Unions (NAFLU), and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) for allowing them to camp out at the Liwasang Bonifacio.

The groups stayed at the park for three months while staging a rally and conducting a dialogue with labor officials for wage hike and labor benefits.

Estrada, who is a former president, said he is doing this for the good interest and development of the country.

In addition, he said that it is his duty to provide a level playing field for workers, among others.