Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for agreeing to study proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution being advocated by the House Speaker and Senate President, saying the three are acting out a drama from a badly-written script.
“Napakaliit na nga, inaapela pa (It’s already too meager, yet it’s still being appealed).”
This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno’s reaction to the Employers Confederation of the Philippines’ appeal against the P30 Cost of Living Allowance granted to Metro Manila workers, saying the move highlights how greedy and socially irresponsible the country’s big capitalists are.
With the surrender after 26 years of an accused in the Rolando Olalia-Leonor Alay-ay double murder case, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno dared Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to solve the murder of the slain labor leader and his aide.
KMU expressed concern that the legal proceedings on the case are simply being used to clear the names of accused military officials.
Mariin naming kinokondena ang pag-apruba ng korte sa petisyon ni Gng. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo na magpyansa. Bibigyang-daan nito ang paglaya niya sa kanyang napaka-komportableng hospital arrest. Isa itong pag-atras sa pakikibaka para papanagutin siya sa malulubhang krimen niya sa mga manggagawa at sambayanan.
Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today the Aquino government for the police brutality which greeted protests in Commonwealth Avenue in time for Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s third State of the Nation Address, saying the Filipino workers and people have the right to make their voices heard.
“As expected, the president refused to reveal the real state of the nation.”
This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno’s reaction to Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s third State of the Nation Address, saying the president used half-truths and omitted important facts in order to project economic growth.
“Workers and poor people, rise up against the Aquino regime!”
This was the battlecry of militant workers under labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno as they joined tens of thousands of protesters in today’s SONAng Bayan rally, saying Pres. Noynoy Aquino is making life worse for workers and the poor.
One day before Pres. Noynoy Aquino delivers his State of the Nation Address, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today the president’s job generation program, saying this has worsened the plight of the country’s workers.
Observers predict that the president will boast about the one million jobs created between April 2011 and April 2012 in his speech.
“Can the president deliver his SONA in a wet market?”
This was the question which labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno asked bystanders today as it toured a wet market and several urban poor communities, saying Pres. Noynoy Aquino in his third State of the Nation Address will surely brag about economic progress which workers and the poor do not experience.
A newly-formed alliance of some of the country’s biggest labor groups picketed the main office of the Department of Labor and Employment in Intramuros, Manila today to call for the junking of contractualization, calling the employment scheme a “pest” for the Filipino workers and people.