Bulatlat asks workers who joined the protest marking the birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio about their most urgent demands.
Tags: Wage Hike
There is a huge difference between the salaries of top government officials, including Cabinet secretaries and Undersecretaries like Diokno and Edillon on one hand, and the salaries of ordinary rank-and-file employees on the other hand.
The country’s largest corporations and the wealthiest families owning these can easily absorb the substantial wage hike. Smaller producers in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can also afford the wage hike with government support.
“There is no way we could scrimp so there’ll be enough for our needs.”
The gap between the mandated minimum wage and the family living wage has widened over the years.
“We have the same calls since 1980s but the situation of nurses is still the same.”
“It’s not enough to cover for the rising prices of basic commodities, especially food items, and rising payments for basic services.”
“Wages take decades to adjust but the prices of Meralco, gas, water, increase often, just like that.” – Kadamay-NCR
Bulatlat.com asked netizens to tweet/tag us their Labor Day wish and here are their answers.
“No nation can prosper while its population wallow in unemployment and the government’s remedy for the problem is to herd its people and leave them to their fates abroad.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares