She entered the National Labor Federation of Labor Unions (NAFLU) as a graduating student doing her practicum for a secretarial course; little did she know then that she would learn more than doing office work.
All workers’ unity for P16,000 minimum wage formed
“Social justice dictates that those who create the nation’s wealth be granted at least their right to a minimum wage amidst the increasing profits and wealth of a handful of capitalists and bureaucrats. We have every reason to believe that capitalists and the government can grant our just demand,.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage
As they assert rights to a union, port workers battle illegal dismissal
MPSI and Sasin, the employers, did not respect union rights and instead forced workers out of the company to prevent them from organizing more workers. — Carl Anthony Olalo, president, Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Masters Port Services, Inc.
KMU slams arrest of labor leader in Pentagon skirmish
Bulatlat.com MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today June 24 the arrest of the president of the Metro Manila chapter of one of its federations during another clash this morning of workers and police forces in front of Pentagon Steel Corporation in Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City. Camilo Cuares, president of the…
KMU slams robbery in federation’s office
Media Release 23 Feb. 2013 MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today a case of robbery in the office of one of its federations, saying the incident is part of the Aquino government’s surveillance and harassment operations against government critics. Last Feb. 21, the office of the Alliance of Nationalist and Genuine…
On last 6 session days of Congress, workers press for passage of P125 wage hike bill
On last 6 session days of Congress, workers press for passage of P125 wage hike bill (Photo by Marya Salamat / Bulatlat.com)
Workers push for wage hike bill in 15th Congress
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – This week marks the last nine session days before Congress takes a recess for election campaign. As such, workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) tried to remind the lawmakers not to leave behind their years-long demand for Congress to immediately pass the P125 across-the-board wage hike…
KMU slams ‘trumped-up charges’ vs. 3 leaders
By MARYA SALAMAT
“The Aquino government is very active and very swift in filing trumped-up charges against labor leaders and activists but it fails to attain justice for victims of human-rights violations.” – KMU
KMU warns vs powerful backers of suspects in Olalia, Alay-ay slay
By MARYA SALAMAT
While the labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno hailed the surrender of former Air Force colonel and Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM) leader Eduardo “Red” Kapunan, one of the alleged main perpetrators of the Rolando Olalia-Leonor Alay-ay double murder, it fears that the case might be whitewashed.
Federico B. Bunao: Workers’ lawyer, peoples’ defender
By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch “Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather. To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather”— Mao Tse Tung BAGUIO…
Progressive groups protest Arroyo release, blame Aquino for filing weak case
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“It was so easy for the Aquino administration to let Arroyo get away with her crimes while political prisoners continue to languish in jail.” – KMU