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On Labor Day, Velasco vows support for policies on protection of workers

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 02:39 PM May 01, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Saturday expressed support for policies that will protect workers as the country commemorated Labor Day.

In a statement, Velasco said honoring COVID-19 pandemic frontliners requires more than just a day of recognition.

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“This moment requires action. Since they are the ones risking it all, they deserve a greater role in charting our social and economic recovery,” Velasco said.

Velasco said workers’ struggles and experiences during the pandemic should be considered in policies for their protection.

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“We support policies that will expand their health and life insurance; provide them all-important protective equipment and access to the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine; and guarantee their allowance, sick leave and hazard pay,” Velasco said.

“These should serve as a token of our appreciation and gratitude for them for keeping the economy in motion and the rest of us healthy and safe,” he added.

/MUF
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