Migrants’ advocate: Workers need social action, not talks or conferences
According to a statement by a panelist at the 5th World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) held November 26 to 30, migrant Filipino workers need concerned groups to take action instead of just talk on conferences. Regional representative of worker union Building and Woodworkers International - Ambet Yuson - pointed out that specific programs and following actions are necessary for the migrants and their families. He claims that the key to solving the problem is mobilization. Specific programs addressing issues like trafficking, job safety, and security of workers must be developed and turned into action.