Tags: Kilusang Mayo Uno

Members of workers’ groups and other cause-oriented organizations came in their thousands, from all over Metro Manila and adjacent provinces, to mark Labor Day by denouncing the US for causing the country’s current economic troubles and demanding for job security and temporary relief. They also reiterated their demand for a legislated wage hike, which was first put forward in 1999.

BY BULATLAT The chief legal counsel of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement) was arrested yesterday around 1 p.m. by state agents. Atty. Remigio Saladero Jr. was arrested in his residence in Antipolo City by combined police and military elements led by the Antipolo Police and Military Intelligence Group 4A of the Intelligence Services…

BY Bulatlat.com September 3, 2008 – 4:31 p.m. Workers led by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement), and various sectors led by the Unity for P125 alliance, attended en masse the first hearing of the P125 wage hike bill in the House of Representatives. KMU Chair Elmer Labog said, “This hearing was the result…

BY Bulatlat.com Posted 7:00 p.m., Apr. 24, 2006 Around 500 members of the women’s group GABRIELA, most of them residents of urban poor communities, held a march earlier today to protest against low wages amid the rising prices of prime commodities. Prices of basic goods and services have soared anew amid the steep rise in…

BY MARYA G. SALAMAT Bulatlat.com While the unemployed have very limited options under the employment generation plan of the Macapagal-Arroyo administration, employed workers are being battered by labor contractualization and other flexible work arrangements. The Macapagal-Arroyo administration boasts that it is handling the economy well claiming a 6.1 percent growth in the Gross Domestic Product…

Tarlac journalists receive death threats Two local journalists who covered the bloody dispersal of the Hacienda Luisita strike in Tarlac province (120 kms. from Manila) last Nov. 16, have been receiving death threats. In a statement dated Jan. 12, the Tarlac chapter of the National Union of the Philippines (NUJP-Tarlac) scored the incident, saying it…