“While workers and Filipinos are busy honoring the dead, the Labor department has announced another insult to the six workers who died in Keppel’s Subic shipyard and those who are still mourning their deaths.”
Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemns the Aquino government and Philippine Airlines management’s attack on protesting workers outside the PAL Inflight Center in Pasay City early morning today in an attempt to bust the union’s picket.
“Gutom na ang masa, makabuluhang dagdag-sahod, ngayon na! (The masses are going hungry, it’s time for a significant wage hike!)”
On the National Women’s Day on October 28, women workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno will be marching together with women of other sectors to call for an end to contractualization.
This was how labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno described World Bank president Robert Zoellick’s call on the government to provide safety nets for the poor amidst the intensifying global economic crisis, saying poverty and hunger in the country will only worsen if the government heeds his call.
“The armed conflicts in the country continue to rage because the Aquino government is not addressing their root causes.”
Almost a month after the layoff of more than 2,600 workers in the Philippine Airlines to give way to the contractualization there, women workers held a picket in front of the Labor department to condemn contractualization and call for the scrapping of the employment scheme.
Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today the lowering of the daily poverty threshold by the National Statistical Coordination Board from P52 to P46 per person for the base year of 2009, saying the move shows the Aquino government’s refusal to address the widespread poverty and hunger in the country.
“The Labor department is putting a premium on capitalist profits over workers’ lives.”
We condemn the killing of Fr. Fausto Tentorio, an Italian rural missionary and indigenious people’s advocate, in Kidapawan City yesterday.