Solon wins int’l award on union rights

News Philippines Apr 26, 2019 at 2:54 pm

france-castroBy ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL

Back story: France Castro: teacher, friend, activist

MANILA– Amid red-tagging of the progressive leaders, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro has been named as recipient of the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Professional Rights 2019.

The Svensson Prize has been awarded to persons and organizations working to promote trade union rights and organizing around the world.

In its statement, the Svensson Foundation said Castro received the award for her “long-standing struggle to organize teachers and to fight for basic workers’ rights in the Philippines.”

Castro, a public school teacher for more than 20 years thanked the Svensson Foundation for the recognition “especially in light of the current dire political, economic, and human rights situation in our country which gravely affects the marginalized such as teachers and unions.”

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