“We have the worst hunger, unemployment, killings and when we protest and organize we are called ‘criminals.’”
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“As hardworking Filipinos who struggle to support our families through honorable means, we deserve no less than wages and salaries that would afford us humane living conditions. We say enough of the Duterte government’s neglect of our plight.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Workers from the public and private sectors joined forces…
“We need to continue organizing contractual workers, especially now that there have been favorable decisions released under Duterte which he just failed to implement.”
The Philippines was among the top 10 countries across the globe to be worst for workers, according to the Global Rights Index for 2018 released last June 8 by the International Trade Union Confederation. In a scale of 1 to 5, the Philippines is a 5 with “no guarantee of rights due to the breakdown of law.
“We tried to talk to the inspectors because we were the complainants but the management, the security, prevented us from going near them.”
“The charges are pathetically not worth the paper they were written on.”
Elmer Labog of KMU urged workers to keep organizing and forming or defending their unions, saying the plight of workers won’t improve without their own action and organization, without unions, and without genuinely pro-worker unions in particular.
“The special treatment being given to [Ret. Col,. Eduardo ] Kapunan and being denied to his co-accused further exposes the rotten judicial system in the country. It definitely bodes ill for the quest for justice in the Olalia-Alay-ay double murder case.” – Kilusang Mayo Uno
As prices of basic products and services continue to increase, national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno asked the public to participate in the “Protestang Bayan vs. Nagtataasang Presyo at Demolisyon.” Holding of protests is the only way Filipinos can have the chance of preventing price hikes and demolition of poor communities, Roger Soluta, KMU secretary-general, said in a statement.
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) called on the newly-installed president of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines to heed the demand of at least 180 striking contractual janitors for reinstatement. PUP president Emmanuel de Guzman assumed office amid a labor dispute in the university’s Sta. Mesa campus. The…
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA— Employees who get ‘endo’ (end of contract and thus end of job) after four to five months still populate the employed in the Philippines, six months after the labor department issued an order that it claimed would have ended contractualization. It is the employment scheme that has helped employers cut…