By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Since July 2010, skyrocketing commodity prices coupled with stagnant wages have eroded workers’ wages in lightning speed, which is unmatched by the previous administration,” said EILER executive director Anna Leah Escresa.
NI JOI BARRIOS-LEBLANC Syento Beinte Singko Gasino na ang syento beinte singko? Apat na kilo ng bigas, ilang saing sa hapag ng mahirap. Anim na pirasong galunggong, Simutin mula ulo hanggang buntot, at nang makatawid gutom. Kahit noodles ay laman na rin ng sikmura at sa limang pisong pakete mula sa pabrika. busog ka sa…
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.