Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition is an Institutional Member of Public Services Labor Independent Confederation(PSLINK).
SKC Visayas Regional Ambassador, Von Rojohn Rubio stationed at Iloilo city was sent as the coalition’s official delegate to the National Convention while SKC President, Ellirie Aviles and General Secretary, Jesper Roland Superio joined the organizing team.
PSLINK partners and Friends attended the convention to give their solidarity messages. Key personalities like NAPOLCOM Commissioner Eduardo U. Escueta , ANG NARS party-list Representative, Hon.Leah S. Paquiz , Ms.Heidi Hvid Hansen,International Programme Consultant, Head of Manila office, Danish Trade Union Council for International Development Cooperation (LO/FTF Council) , Partido ng Mangagawa’s National President, Hon.Renato “Ka Rene” Magtubo and Secretary General,Mr.Wilson Fortaleza, Right to Know, Right now Coalition Lead Convener, Atty.Nepomuceno Malaluan , PSI Asia-Pacific Regional Secretary , Sis.Lakshmi Vaidyanathan and many more were there.
“This is a very rare opportunity for young people like us to be recognized and given the chance to participate in both organizing and the official businesses of this Convention specially conducted only every 5 years.A large proportion of the unemployed have high school education (44.5% or 1.247 M) or reached college (34.8% or 0.975 M) and young people are often the subjects of abuse in the workplace. Thus we see organizing young people as labor advocates a necessary and appropriate action to empower ourselves.” – Ellirie Aviles, SKC President
The coalition’s official delegate is appointed as an alternate National Executive Board Member which implies the confederation’s commitment in empowering the youth.
The Convention took place in Antipolo City on December 15-17 ,2014 participated by delegates from affiliated unions and organizations all over the country.