Workers Prepare For Labor Day Protests

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Activists paint a mural of workers and peasants that will be used for... News PhotoActivist,Farm Worker,Horizontal,Human Interest,Labor Day,Manila,Mural,Occupation,Paintings,Philippines,Political Rally,Politics,Protest,Quezon City,TravelPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesMANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 29: Activists paint a mural of workers and peasants that will be used for the coming labor day protest rallies on April 29, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Militant labor groups and trade unions are gearing up for protest rallies in front of the presidential palace on May 1 Labor Day citing the president's refusal to sign into law a wage increase which would benefit 8 million underemployed Filipinos. Despite the high poverty incidence remaining unchanged for the past six years The Philippines posted a healthy GDP growth, but government statistics show that the benefits of economic growth have yet to reach the poor. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)