President Benigno “Noyno” Aquino III failed to mention in his inaugural speech what workers have long expected him to address: substantial wage increase.
A local union in South Cotabato filed today a complaint before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) against food giant Dole Philippines (Dolefil) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), asserting that the company is in cahoots with the military in harassing plantation workers and condu
Workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno delivered a “warrant of arrest” for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Mendiola, a day before her successor is sworn in and she loses immunity from suits and prosecution.
President Noynoy Aquino’s reappointment of Alberto Romulo to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sends a dangerous signal that the incoming administration wants to retain the highly unequal foreign relations that the Arroyo administration has nurtured in the past years, Kilusang Mayo Uno said today.
Workers led by militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno gathered near the residence of Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Times Street to call on the president-elect to immediately address workers’ demand for a legislated P125 across-the-board wage hike nationwide.
Tinuligsa ngayong araw ng sentrong unyong Kilusang Mayo Uno ang panibagong pag-anunsyo ng gobyerno na mag-iimport ito ng 150,000 metriko toneladang asukal para umano punuan ang kakapusan ng asukal sa bansa.
Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno criticized the government’s renewed announcement of importing 150,000 metric tons of sugar to supposedly address the sugar shortage, saying the move would “drown” local farmers’ and small retailers’ livelihood and would make the sugar crisis worse.
Iyun ang akala niya.