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  • 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…

  • Progress in wage increase bills a fruit of workers’ struggles

    Progress in wage increase bills a fruit of workers’ struggles

    Available in Filipino The progress in the Senate on legislative bills for a P100 wage increase is good news for the workers. We, the workers, recognize this as the parliament’s response in the ceaseless protests and struggle for a significant wage increase and family living wage. The SB 2534 hurdling the Committee on Labor Employment…

  • Panukalang dagdag sahod, bunga ng laban ng manggagawa

    Panukalang dagdag sahod, bunga ng laban ng manggagawa

    Available in English Mabuting balita para sa mga manggagawa na mayroong pag-usad ng panukalang batas para sa dagdag-sahod na P100 sa Senado. Kinikilala ito ng manggagawa bilang tugon sa walang-patid na paggigiit para sa signipikanteng wage increase at nakabubuhay na sahod. Positibong hakbang ang pagpasa ng SB 2534 sa Senate Committee on Labor Employment bilang…

  • KMU holds National Council meeting in December

    KMU holds National Council meeting in December

    The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) held its third National Council Meeting under its 12th Congress last December 17-18, 2023. Over 40 delegates from affiliate national federations, regional chapters, mass organizations, and other allied organizations gathered in the assembly. The Council discussed the achievements of our formations’ political work from 2020-2023. Amid the challenges brought about…

  • 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…

  • Justice and job security for BACIWA workers!

    Justice and job security for BACIWA workers!

    We in the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) extend our warmest support to the employees of Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA), led by the BACIWA Employees Union. The workers have been conducting protests since January 29 in front of the Central Office of the Civil Service Commission. They denounced the illegal termination of BACIWA employees who…