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April 2012

[2 + 2 talks] Aquino, a modern-day Aguinaldo – KMU

US Troops, Out Now!

A day before Labor Day, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno joined a protest caravan from the Department of Foreign Affairs to the US Embassy to condemn the meeting today of two secretaries of the Philippine government and two secretaries of the US government, calling Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III a “modern-day Aguinaldo.”

Measly wage hikes will make Labor Day protests bigger – KMU

“Insulting and infuriating!”

This was how labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno described hikes ranging from P2.00 to P23.00 in workers’ basic wages and allowances in six regions which were approved by the National Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (NTWPB) last April 27.

Dip in Aquino’s ratings due to failure to ease hunger, poverty – KMU

Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today that the recent dip in Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s satisfaction rating is due to the government’s failure to ease hunger and poverty in the country.

Struggle for a Pro-worker Society!

We from the Philippines’ genuine, militant, and anti-imperialist labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno express our warmest solidarity with the workers and people of the Philippines and the world in commemorating Workers’ Memorial Day.

[‘Araw ng Paniningil at Paglaban’] Workers to take Aquino to task for poverty on Labor Day

On Labor Day, workers and the poor will take Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to task for failing to respond to their calls, making the hunger and poverty situation in the country even worse, and exceeding the previous government’s puppetry to the US.

ECOP’s two-tier proposal, an attack on minimum wage

(1) We condemn the Employers Confederation of the Philippines for batting for what it calls a “two-tiered wage system” in the country. The scheme is no less than an attack on the very idea of a minimum wage.

Workers issue ‘closure order’ vs. regional wage board

Less than a week before Labor Day, workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno marched to the Metro Manila wage board’s office in Malate to issue a “notice of closure,” calling for the agency’s abolition for being an instrument of big capitalists in pressing down workers’ wages.

Workers hail SC decision on Luisita

We welcome the Supreme Court decision on Hacienda Luisita. It is a victory of the farmers of Luisita who have persevered in the struggle for land reform for decades. It is a victory for the Filipino workers and people who have consistently supported the Luisita farmers in their struggle.

Workers hope for pro-farmer SC ruling on Luisita

We are hoping that the Supreme Court today will come up with a final pr0-farmer ruling on the decades-old land dispute in Hacienda Luisita. We hope that it will decide in favor of the immediate, free, and unconditional distribution of Luisita’s lands to farmers.