Women WISE3: Where’s the promised CHANGE?

Strong promises of genuine change by the new administration, especially the pledge to end contractualization is rapidly slipping from government priorities.  Filipino workers continue suffer with the dire working conditions in the country – long working hours, low wages, unstable jobs, unsafe working conditions while businesses are given so much leeway, so as not to antagonize them with the workers’ demand for the government to deliver its promises.

Even in the eve of the celebration of International Working Women Day, the government chose to keep businesses happier at the expense of workers.  To protest such inaction and reclaim the gains of women movement worldwide, Women Workers in Struggle for Employment, Empowerment and Emancipation (Women WISE3) in solidarity with all women in the world marched together with women workers, peasants and other sectors for jobs, land, justice and peace.

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