Human Rights

  • Workers urge House of Representatives: Wage increase now!

    Workers urge House of Representatives: Wage increase now!

    Manifesto of workers submitted to members of the House of Representatives, February 21, 2024 We, workers, urge the honorable House to heed our demands regarding wage increase. While workers’ productivity rises annually, they do not get their fair share, and instead, bear the brunt of skyrocketing prices of goods and services. Thus, we believe that…

  • KMU to Congress: Pass wage hike legislation

    KMU to Congress: Pass wage hike legislation

    National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno held a protest at the House of Representatives urging lawmakers to pass a counterpart bill to Senate Bill 2534 which recently passed on its third and final reading in the Senate.  The group reiterated that the 100-peso wage increase is measly compared to family living wage standards, but it…

  • KMU comment on Senate passage of P100 wage hike bill, Congress inaction

    KMU comment on Senate passage of P100 wage hike bill, Congress inaction

    The passage of the P100 minimum wage increase bill in the Senate moved forward quickly due to the workers’ continuous insistence and campaigns for wage increases. We reiterate, although this will still be insufficient for workers’ daily needs, it must be ensured that our fellow workers can enjoy it immediately. Meanwhile, some lawmakers in the…

  • Workers to mobilize on EDSA People Power anniv vs ChaCha, for wage increase

    Workers to mobilize on EDSA People Power anniv vs ChaCha, for wage increase

    National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno launched a nationally coordinated action on February 16. Its NCR-based formations held their action at the EDSA People Power Monument. KMU carried the banner call “Sahod, hindi Cha-cha,” and asserted that wages can and must be raised significantly without need to amend the Constitution. The group stated that Marcos’…

  • Imbestigasyon sa landslide sa Maco, giit ng KMU

    Imbestigasyon sa landslide sa Maco, giit ng KMU

    Available in English Nanawagan ng independyente at patas na imbestigasyon ang sentrong unyon na Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) ukol sa naganap na landslide sa Maco, Davao de Oro kung saan 11 katao ang namatay, at halos 100 pa ang nagtamo ng mga pinsala. Idiniin ng KMU na karamihan sa mga kaswalti ay mga manggagawa ng…

  • KMU demands independent investigation on Maco landslide incident

    KMU demands independent investigation on Maco landslide incident

    Available in Filipino National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) called for an independent, impartial investigation on the landslide incident in Maco, Davao de Oro which claimed the lives of 11 people, and injured almost 100 others.  KMU highlighted that most of the casualties were workers of Apex Mining Corporation, an open-pit mining operation extracting…

  • KMU backs UNSR Khan’s recoms on NTF ELCAC abolition, terror law

    KMU backs UNSR Khan’s recoms on NTF ELCAC abolition, terror law

    Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) welcomes UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan’s recommendations to the Philippine government after her 10-day country visit to investigate the status of freedom of expression in our country. We unequivocally support her position to abolish the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) which has made the prospect of…

  • KMU calls for protection of workers amid CNN PH closure

    KMU calls for protection of workers amid CNN PH closure

    The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) expressed solidarity with the workers of CNN Philippines who are currently facing the loss of their livelihood due to the closure of their television station. The management of CNN Philippines did not adequately explain or inform their workers about the issues related to the company’s closure. Nine Media Corporation and…

  • On UNSR Ian Fry’s recom to abolish the NTF ELCAC

    On UNSR Ian Fry’s recom to abolish the NTF ELCAC

    We warmly welcome the recommendation of UN Special Rapporteur Dr Ian Fry on the abolition of the NTF ELCAC. This validates the long-time call of the people. For years since its inception, the anti-worker and anti-people task force has only caused harm and suffering among workers and unionists, farmers, indigenous peoples, church people, lawyers, women…

  • Stand with Palestine!

    Stand with Palestine!

    The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU, May First Movement Labor Center) stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine in their valiant resistance against their oppressors. We support the Palestinian resistance against decades of genocidal war and occupation. We recognize that this resistance is a result of the systemic oppression and injustice against the Palestinian people.…