significant wage hike
Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today that the International Labor Organization’s most recent study on wages shows that workers in the country urgently need a significant wage hike.
Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno hailed today the successful nationwide strike demanding an end to contractual employment and a significant wage hike staged last Wednesday by Indonesian workers, calling on Filipino workers to unionize and unite to defend their rights.
“Now is the time for workers to unite! Now is the time for us to act to win!”
This was the rallying call of a number of labor federations and trade unions who banded together to junk the unjust contractual employment scheme and to demand for a significant wage increase for the country’s workers.
“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.
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.