MANIFESTO FOR MAY 1ST
First of all, a grateful and emotional memory of all the victims of the pandemic, especially of all the workers who died after contracting the disease in their jobs serving society and the common good. May his delivery never be erased from our memory.
The queues of hunger that these days question our social reality, our economic structure and the well-being of our society, cannot only be attributed to the pandemic. Nor are the permanent difficulties faced by young people and the long-term unemployed to enter the labor market. A just and effective response to this reality by our governments is imperatively necessary.
And together with personal transformation to be at the service of all, we demand a legal and institutional change. A change that decisively combats this situation of labor and social injustice. We demand a greater and more determined fight against corruption, and an authentic fiscal justice that guarantees the redistribution of wealth in our society, so that the rights of all are guaranteed.
To conclude, “it is necessary, with a renewed conscience, to understand the meaning of work that gives dignity and of which our saint is an exemplary patron… The loss of work that affects so many brothers and sisters, and that has increased in recent times. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it must be a call to review our priorities ”(Pope Francis I, Apostolic Letter Patris corde).