Rosario, Cavite – Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW), an alliance of workers in the province of Cavite, celebrated its 18
th anniversary on April 26, 2015 through a fun run.

The fun run received positive reactions from folks across the town because the group also joined the campaign to implement a national minimum wage for workers and employees in both public and private sector amounting to 16,000PhP a month aside calling for President Aquino’s ouster.

More than 100 individuals composed mainly of members and officers of unions, individual members of SCW, and local members from the urban poor organization joined the event.

Participants traversed more than eight kilometers of densely populated town which started at the neighboring town Noveleta from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning.

The group ran along the street of Marseilla to Casa Hacienda of Tejeros Convention village. The run continued along the stretch of the villages of Wawa and ended in Sapa 1.

All participants wore red or blue shirts where sheets bearing the call for PNoy’s ouster and increase wages were pinned.

Eight stops were designated along the agreed route. In each of the stops, labor and urban poor leaders took turns to propagate the stand on their particular issues.

Women workers, who were the majority of the participants, also staged their One Billion Rising groove in certain stops of the route.

Because of the positive reaction from the people, SCW entertained the idea of organizing another similar activity with the participation of local public employees to push harder the campaign for a national minimum wage.

After the activity, the group enjoyed a small feast to cap SCW’s 18th anniversary celebration.