National Issues

  • Ahead of Women’s Day, women workers jive to “Sahod, Hindi Chacha!”

    Ahead of Women’s Day, women workers jive to “Sahod, Hindi Chacha!”

    Women workers from KMU and other groups staged a palengke dance protest Tuesday calling for Sahod, Hindi ChaCha.  They asserted that government priority must focus on wage increases, family living wage, and the end of gender-based violence in the world of work. They opposed the Charter Change peddled by the Marcos Government and slammed it…

  • KMU to Marcos govt: wage hikes are doable, Chacha is the real shock to the economy

    KMU to Marcos govt: wage hikes are doable, Chacha is the real shock to the economy

    Militant trade union center Kilusang Mayo Uno joined freedom-loving Filipinos who mobilized today against Marcos’ Charter Change ploy. KMU also marched alongside Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Federation of Free Workers, and Public Services Labor Independent Confederation as an all-labor contingent demanding for wage increases from the Marcos administration.  This comes after Cong. Joel Chua’s statement…

  • 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’…

  • KMU blasts statements vs wage hike: “Wala kayong puso”

    KMU blasts statements vs wage hike: “Wala kayong puso”

    Militant trade union center Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed anti-wage hike statements from various government officials as “walang puso sa manggagawa.” (no heart for workers) DOLE Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma, and representatives Joey Salceda and Stella Quimbo recently said wage hikes are “inflationary” and “will kill MSMEs” in response to proposals in the Senate for a P100…

  • 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 to Zubiri: “Bakit ChaCha na ang sayaw mo?”

    KMU to Zubiri: “Bakit ChaCha na ang sayaw mo?”

    National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed Senate President Zubiri for prioritizing efforts to amend the Constitution while bills to legislate significant wage increases remain languishing in the parliament. Workers from KMU joined a protest in front of the Senate Building in Pasay to say “No To Charter Change, Yes to Wage Increase,” in time…