This year’s Labor Day led by Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) was marked with a protest of 35,000 workers, urban poor, youth, women and other sectors in Metro Manila to call for workers’ unity against neoliberal policies, contractualization and for higher wages.

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KMU Manila leads a boodle fight lunch to show solidarity with workers in Plaza Lacson, Manila. (Manila Today)
March to Liwasang Bonifacio on Labor Day in Manila. (Manila Today/Hector Calma)
March to Liwasang Bonifacio on Labor Day in Manila. (Manila Today/Hector Calma)
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Jun Dula, 51 years old, is a construction worker who only earned P340/day and works for 10 hours, Monday to Saturday. He does not receive any benefits from the company he worked for for eight years.
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Persons with disabilities join the Labor Day protest to register their call for decent jobs and better wages for them. (Manila Today)
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Youth group from Caloocan performs an original composition during KMU Metro Manila’s program in Plaza Lacson in Manila. (Manila Today)
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Labor leaders under KMU Metro Manila prepare to march to Liwasang Bonifacio to join other workers. (Manila Today)
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Riders from Samahang Manggagawa sa Southsupermarket marshals the KMU Metro Manila delegation while marching to Liwasang Bonifacio. (Manila Today)
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Youth group Anakbayan Metro Manila sets up their 12ft streamer of Karl Marx’s quote at Liwasang Bonifacio on Labor Day 2017. (Manila Today)
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Workers from a school supplies factory in Caloocan joins the Labor Day protest in Manila. (Manila Today)
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BAYAN Secretary General Renato Reyes brings the Communist Manifesto to remind the workers to use it and the lessons of successful revolution in Russia and China to advance their struggle during Labor Day in Manila. (Manila Today)
A vulture effigy is depicted as US Imperialism which pushes neoliberal policies in the Philippines resulting to massive contractualization and low wages. (Manila Today/Ciriaco Santiago III)
A vulture effigy is depicted as US Imperialism which pushes neoliberal policies in the Philippines resulting to massive contractualization and low wages. (Manila Today/Ciriaco Santiago III)
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Women workers join the Labor Day protest in Manila. (Manila Today)
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Audience are energized during a performance at the Labor Day program in Liwasang Bonifacio. (Manila Today)
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Ella of Kadamay performs a rendition of ‘Nosi Balasi’ with edited lyrics during the Labor Day program in Liwasang Bonifacio. (Manila Today)
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NDFP Consultant Alan Jazmines delivers a message of support from the NDFP during the Labor Day program in Liwasang Bonifacio. (Manila Today)
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Giant busts of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Tse Tung created by Ugatlahi Artist Collective displayed at the Labor Day protest in Liwasang Bonifacio. (Manila Today/Ciriaco Santiago III)
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Workers from Quezon City call for an end to contractualization on Labor Day in Manila. (Manila Today)
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March to Mendiola from Liwasang Bonifacio on Labor Day in Manila. (Manila Today)
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Harbour Centre workers join the march to Mendiola on Labor Day in Manila. (Manila Today)
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A giant portrait of Vladimir Lenin is seen in the background during the Labor Day protest which culminated in Mendiola. The 100th year of Russia’s October Revolution led by Lenin will be celebrated this year. (Manila Today)
Tambisan sa Sining perfroms a flag dance at the Labor Day protest. (Manila Today/Hector Calma)
Tambisan sa Sining perfroms a flag dance at the Labor Day protest. (Manila Today/Hector Calma)
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Father and son tandem at the Labor Day protest in Mendiola, Manila. (Manila Today)
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KMU Secretary General Jerome Adonis delivers the last speech for the day-long Labor Day protest in Manila. (Manila Today)
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Protesters join the singing of International, the international song of the proletariat, as finale of the day-long Labor Day protest in Manila. (Manila Today)
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Protesters join the singing of International, the international song of the proletariat, as finale of the day-long Labor Day protest in Manila. (Manila Today)
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