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PRESS RELEASE 01 March 2010 Instead of bombarding Filipinos with advertisements claiming improved livelihood under her term, Gloria Arroyo should better enact our long-overdue call of a legislated, nationwide P125 wage increase. This was the challenge of Anakpawis Partylist and Kilusang Mayo Uno to the Arroyo regime amid recent outpouring of paid ads and publicity…

Media Release 19 February 2010 Consistent with the government-capitalist framework of crippling workers’ unions, food giant Dole Philippines operating in South Cotabato is once again using a fake employees’ organization to divide the ranks of workers and kick out union leaders who are asserting workers’ rights. UR-Dole, the company-backed organization of employees, has called for…

Thousands of workers led by Kilusang Mayo Uno poured on the streets to dispel Gloria Arroyo’s myth on the state of the nation, and to insist on a categorical farewell from Arroyo amid attempts to convene a Constituent Assembly. “Arroyo’s long-overdue farewell, which is wished for by both her allies and critics, would be the…

With the government’s deregulation policies and the imposition of the Expanded Value-Added Tax, the Pinoy worker’s purchasing power has been slashed by one-third. This, while the much-needed legislated wage hike remains ignored by the government, according to labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno. Citing the Consumer Price Index timeline released by the National Statistics Office, KMU…

BY THE KILUSANG MAYO UNO (KMU or May First Movement Labor Centre) DEMOCRATIC SPACE Bulatlat.com Volume VIII, Number 31, September 7-13, 2008 As freedom and justice-seeking workers and trade unionists in the Philippines, we declare our complete opposition to the unjust arrest and enforced disappearances of anti displacement activists in Orissa, India. We demand for…

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…

‘Not without a fight’ seems to be the motto of many militant unions against efforts to bust their unions; they basically always put up a fight for wages, jobs and rights. BY MARYA SALAMAT LABOR WATCH Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 In the busy street of Marcos Alvarez in…