On 30 November 2020, unionists from around the globe gathered in solidarity with workers from the Philippines.
On May Day 2020, Union Aid Abroad APHEDA partner organisations in the Philippines, Myanmar and Timor Leste called for strengthening of workers’ rights in a post-Covid 19 world.
By rallying on the streets, supporting the solidarity tour of visiting Filipino unionists, and by meeting with your elected representatives, you secured the solidarity of West Australian parliamentarians!
Thanks to the solidarity of hundreds of Australian union members who rallied on the streets, wrote letters of protest, and attended advocacy talks from visiting Filipino unionists, trade union repression in the Philippines has been called to the attention of the Australian government!
As the pandemic spreads, workers and communities in the Global South are taking action to not only stop the spread, but also to prepare for a post-pandemic world where the rights to healthcare, education, and good jobs are strengthened.