Tuesday, October 28, 2008

4600 Attend National Youth Grand Rally - Giving Momentum to the Youth-based Anti-Poverty Campaign

On October 5, National Youth Grand Rally 2008 for Job for Decent and Humane Life was held in response to the call from the Metropolitan Youth Union and Zenroren (National Confederation of Trade Unions) Youth Chapter among other organizations in Meiji Park, Tokyo, making a great success by attracting 4600 participants. Young workers gave talks from the podium, representing those struggling against disguised contracting by Panasonic Plasma Display Co., Ltd. (renamed from Matsushita Plasma), Nichia Corporation and Canon. The rally received solidarity speeches from Kazuyoshi Ikeda from Gaten-kei Rentai (Japan Construction and Transport Industry Workers Solidarity Union), Chie Matsumoto fighting against the disguised contracting by Herald Asahi, Makoto Yuasa from the Anti-Poverty Network, Karin Amamiya, an author, among others. A youth rally of this size is epoch making and the first one focused on the youth employment issue. The rally promised further surges of anti-poverty campaign driven by young people. Reporting: Makoto Kawazoe. See Metropolitan Youth Union HP and Animation (Kyoto Minpo).


首都圏青年ユニオンHP 動画(京都民報)

No comments: