marso 15 protestang bayan
Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed the Aquino government today for the latter’s reactions to yesterday’s Protestang Bayan, saying the administration is merely countering protests and not giving the public some relief from the non-stop oil price hikes.
(1) Kalahating araw pa lang ng Protestang Bayan, naipakita na ng mga manggagawa at mamamayan ang galit sa kartel sa langis at sa gobyerno ni Pang. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III kaugnay ng napakamahal at nagmamahal pang produktong petrolyo. Banta pa lang ng protesta, hindi na itinuloy ng kartel sa langis ang dagdag-presyo.
Joining today’s Protestang Bayan against non-stop oil price hikes, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno vowed to push for a substantial wage increase in the coming weeks through intensified protest actions and lobbying efforts, saying recent price hikes in petroleum products and other basic commodities have further reduced the real value of workers’ wages.
One day before the scheduled “Protestang Bayan Laban sa Overpricing sa Langis,” workers and urban poor led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno joined other sectoral organizations this morning in a rally in front of Congress to call for the junking of the Oil Deregulation Law, saying the move will put a stop to the non-stop price hikes being implemented by the big oil companies.