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May 2012

[No clear promise on Arroyo] KMU slams Aquino post-impeachment speech

Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s speech on the conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona by the Senate impeachment court, saying the speech did not contain a direct promise of going after former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

[A day after Corona conviction] Workers, other sectors call for Arroyo conviction, Luisita distribution

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One day after Chief Justice Renato Corona was convicted by the Senate impeachment court, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno and other progressive sectoral organizations marched today to Mendiola to voice their demands in the wake of the impeachment trial.

Statement on the conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona

We have been expecting that the Senate impeachment court will decide to convict Chief Justice Renato Corona. Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has used all the powers of the government to achieve this end: from railroading the impeachment complaint in Congress to waging an all-out propaganda war.

Workers, poor told: prepare for Corona conviction

One day before the Senate votes on the impeachment case against Chief Justice Renato Corona, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno called on the Filipino workers and people to prepare for the chief magistrate’s conviction, which it said is most likely given the Aquino government’s use of all its powers to achieve this end.

[A day before impeachment decision] Workers picket Metro wage board anew, slam Aquino

One day before the Senate renders its decision on the impeachment trial of the Chief Justice, workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno picketed the Metro Manila wage board office to condemn the P30 Cost of Living Allowance granted to minimum wage earners in the region, slamming the President for using the government to serve the interests of big capitalists.

[Hardware warehouse a showcase] KMU blames dep’t order for layoffs, union busting

Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today the Labor department order on contractual employment for the layoffs and union busting in a hardware warehouse which caused workers to hold a strike.

KMU throws support behind Corona’s dare

“Sign your waivers now!”

This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno’s demand to the 188 congressmen who signed the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Renato Corona and to Sen. Franklin Drilon as it announced today its support for the embattled chief magistrate’s dare to those working for his impeachment.

Protests mark one month of Silverio demolition

One month after the violent demolition of the urban poor community in Silverio Compound, Parañaque City, workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno joined a rally from Welcome Rotonda to Mendiola today to condemn the Aquino government for demolishing urban poor communities.

Hardware warehouse workers go on strike anew

Workers of a hardware warehouse who held a strike last May 8 launched a strike again this morning, following the company’s violation of the agreement with the workers’ union reinstating workers who were illegally laid off, regularizing contractual workers, and recognizing the workers’ union.

[SWS survey shows] Aquino gov’t lying about unemployment – KMU

Citing the Social Weather Stations employment survey released last Monday, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned the Aquino government today for lying about widespread unemployment in the country.