The National Director of the MPD, Luis Villacis Maldonado, said the Labor Day of May 1 is the expression of multinational unity of workers, peasants, students, indigenous people, teachers, shopkeepers and other popular sectors. He reported that the MPD will participate in the parades that are organized in 24 provinces to vindicate the rights of workers and to say no to Correa in the referendum of May 7.
Villacis said that Labor Day is celebrated with joy and courage and combative unity, to defend labor rights such as organization, collective bargaining, the right to strike for better wages, etc. This date is on a journey to say no to bullying, no to authoritarianism, the assault on justice and the prosecution, NO to the criminalization of social struggle, NO to the persecution of journalists, NO to attacking freedom of expression and thought and, NOT covering up corruption.
Villacis said that in these 4 years, the government has affected workers in their legitimately acquired achievements with anti-labor, anti-popular, and neo-liberal laws that demonstrate that the scheme is the service of capitalism and represents the right-wing of the XXI century.