Various trade union, peasant and feminist sectors, among others, have announced their mobilisations for this Sunday, May 1st, for International Workers’ Day. The spokespersons of the various movements that will take to the streets in various provinces of the country emphasize that the central slogan is against the privatization processes that the government of Guillermo Lasso is carrying out and demands for health, social security, decent employment, access to education, mainly.
The National Union of Educators, through its vice-president, Rosana Palacios, will be mobilising against the national government’s veto of the reform of the Organic Law on Intercultural Education, one of the main points of which was precisely the equalisation of teachers’ salaries. This reform, approved by the legislature, was totally vetoed by the executive.
Organisations such as the Frente Popular, the Frente Unitario de Trabajadores, the Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador-CONAIE, are calling on all their bases to take to the streets both in Quito, the capital of the country, and in various provincial capitals throughout the country.
The spokespersons of the organisations agree on the call to mobilise against the economic measures and the increasing precariousness of living conditions that they are generating.