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Nagkaisa Labor Coalition supports call to end military takeover in Myanmar

Workers join call vs Myanmar’s military junta

MANILA – Workers from the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition expressed their solidarity with the people of Myanmar in calling for an immediate end to the power grab instituted by the military last Monday, February 1.

They called for the speedy restoration of the civilian government led by Daw Aung Suu Kyi who is said to be under house arrest.

“We urge fellow trade unionists and workers in the Philippines, in the region and the rest of the world to do the same,” Nagkaisa Chairperson Atty. Sonny G. Matula said in a statement.

During their rally at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) memorial in Quezon City, the workers said any and all attempts by the military to take over the civilian and democratically established governments around the world which will bring difficulties to the working class should be quashed.

They added the people responsible for the military takeover and their agents and supporters must be made to account.

Nagkaisa has joined the global noise barrage to break the silence across the region. The military takeover should never be taken sitting down. They said multinational companies operating in Myanmar should stop engaging with companies owned or closely associated with the military.

The Labor coalition said political detainees ought to be released and the called for the restoration of democratic institutions, and guarantees to the human and labor rights for all Myanmar working people, who continuously express their freedom of speech, of expression and to peaceful concerted action against the military take over. (Melo M. Acuña)

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