UP Manila Political Science students expressed their solidarity with the workers in their campaign for safer workplaces in the country during this year’s commemoration of Worker’s Memorial Day.
The students with IOHSAD’s guidance, conducted a research about hazardous chemicals in workplaces and its effects on workers’ health. They interviewed workers from different companies who are exposed to chemicals in their work. The workers’ narratives will be used to amplify the Safe Workplaces Now campaign that includes the call for the immediate ratification of ILO Convention 170 or the Chemical Convention.
The students expressed their unity with the workers through songs, poems and multimedia presentations.
Student leaders from different UP Manila organizations such as Gabriela Youth, National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates (NNARA Youth) and Katribu joined the activity and pledged their commitment to support the campaign for safer workplaces.