This year, workers intensified their calls for a wage hike and the lowering of prices, saying that the pay should be able to cover the needs of a family of five.
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Progressives commemorated the International Women’s Day, decrying government neglect as prices of oil and staples continue to soar.
18 hours of work per day? Small businesses bear the brunt of price hikes, call for government response
For Filipinos running micro and small businesses, overworking has become the new norm as they confront the incessant rising of prices of oil and basic commodities.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Progressive groups are protesting against high prices, high rates of utilities and mishandling of Sabah issue.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“Can the President not see how difficult it is now for Filipino families to cope? It does not take a rocket scientist to understand that the current wage levels are just not enough to give Filipino families a decent and dignified life.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan.
BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat Posted 2:40 p.m., April 25, 2008 Braving the heavy rain, members of the women’s group GABRIELA staged a rally along Nicanor Reyes Steet in Manila at around 10:30 this morning to protest the continuing increase in prices of goods and utilities. The protesters shouted, “Gutom na ang masa, Patalsikin…