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  • 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…

  • 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…