National Issues

  • Marcos gov’t continues chatter on Cha-Cha, radio silent on wage

    Marcos gov’t continues chatter on Cha-Cha, radio silent on wage

    Militant trade union center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) lambasted the Marcos government for complete silence on wage increase as government action is focused on amending the 1987 Constitution. Last month, the first tranche of Wage Order RXI-22 took effect, raising the minimum wage in the Davao Region by 19 pesos. KMU highlighted how small and…

  • Amid extreme heat, employers and gov’t responsible for workers’ health and safety – KMU

    Amid extreme heat, employers and gov’t responsible for workers’ health and safety – KMU

    National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) reiterated that the government and employers are equally responsible for workers’ health and safety at work, and the proper implementation of occupational health and safety standards (OSH).  KMU said that such responsibility proves to be more urgent amid the extreme heat experienced in workplaces and in workers’ commute.…

  • Hustisya para sa mga manggagawang biktima ng kapabayaan at paglabag sa OSH standards!

    Hustisya para sa mga manggagawang biktima ng kapabayaan at paglabag sa OSH standards!

    Nagpapahayag ng simpatya at pakikiramay ang Kilusang Mayo Uno sa pamilya ni Allen Glen Malab, isang construction worker na namatay matapos matabunan ng lupa sa construction site sa Antipolo. Ang KMU ay nananawagan ng hustisya para kay Malab, kasabay ng panawagan sa mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng Republic Act 11058 o Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)…

  • SURFACE ECO DANGLA III AND JAK TIONG! 

    SURFACE ECO DANGLA III AND JAK TIONG! 

    Kilusang Mayo Uno denounces the abduction of environmental rights defenders “Eco” Dangla III and Axielle “Jak” Tiong. According to eyewitness accounts, Eco and Jak were severely beaten up and taken into an SUV around 8 PM yesterday, March 23 at Barangay Polo, San Carlos, Pangasinan. Eco and Jak strongly opposed the environmental damages of multi-national…

  • KMU to Blinken: You’re not welcome!

    KMU to Blinken: You’re not welcome!

    Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s Manila visit to discuss trade, investment, and bilateral ties with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo. Blinken’s visit can only mean stronger implementation of lopsided economic policies at the expense of the Filipino people and our conditions of labor. “Walang ibang…

  • Labanan ang malawakang tanggalan!

    Labanan ang malawakang tanggalan!

    Support statement for Nexperia Philippines Incorporated workers who are currently under threat of mass layoffs Ang Kilusang Mayo Uno ay nakikiisa sa makatarungang laban ng Nexperia Philippines Incorporated Workers Union-NAFLU-KMU at mga manggagawa ng Nexperia Philippines Incorporated laban sa hindi makatarungang tanggalan na kinakaharap nila mula Setyembre 2023 hanggang sa kasalukuyan.  Noong Setyembre ng 2023,…

  • Panagutin ang ProFood sa pagpapabaya sa kalusugan at kaligtasan ng manggagawa – KMU

    Panagutin ang ProFood sa pagpapabaya sa kalusugan at kaligtasan ng manggagawa – KMU

    “Dapat kilalanin ng batas na krimen ang paglabag sa occupational safety and health (OSH) standards. Dapat ibigay ang magkatulad na proteksyon, kontraktwal man o regular. Dapat gawing regular ang mga manggagawang kontraktwal. Dapat panagutin ang mga employer sa pagpapabaya.” Ito ang pahayag ni KMU secretary general Jerome Adonis sa panibagong paglabag sa mga pamantayan ng…

  • PLTCOL Jerry Castillo at PNP, panagutin sa Karahasan sa Batasan!

    PLTCOL Jerry Castillo at PNP, panagutin sa Karahasan sa Batasan!

    Kilusang Mayo Uno, KILOS NA Manggagawa filed a formal complaint before the Commission on Human Rights today pertaining to several incidents of police brutality and violent dispersal during protests in front of the House of Representatives.  Groups have reported at least four incidents of police using violence to stifle mass actions by workers, jeepney drivers,…

  • KMU to women workers: Resist ChaCha, advance rights and welfare

    KMU to women workers: Resist ChaCha, advance rights and welfare

    Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) called on women workers to rise in protest to resist the Charter Change ploy and launch struggles for the people’s rights and welfare in time for the commemoration of International Working Women’s Day on March 8. The labor group asserted that the Charter Change advanced by politicians, and big foreign and…

  • Sahod Itaas, gawing nakabubuhay! Sahod hindi Cha-Cha!

    Sahod Itaas, gawing nakabubuhay! Sahod hindi Cha-Cha!

    Statement of Joanne Cesario, KMU Vice Chairperson for Women’s Affairs, for the Women Workers United press conference, March 6, 2023 Ngayon Buwan ng Kababaihan, malaking hamon ang kinakaharap ng mga manggagawang kababaihan sa laban para sa pagtataas ng sahod. Naipasa na sa Senado ang panukalang dagdag sahod para sa minimum wage earners sa buong bansa…