April 21, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Labor department intervenes in NXP collective bargaining negotiations

“The management is harassing and threatening workers, telling them they held a concerted action -- an illegal strike -- when the workers only elected to respect the Philippine holiday. They're just forcing us to work.”

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Makati employees hit Meralco rate ‘trickery’

'Meralco TV ads are self-serving...'

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Piston submits 7 demands to Aquino

During a nationally coordinated drivers’ and workers’ protest led by Piston yesterday, March 24, George San Mateo, national president of Piston, said they disagree with the fare hike plan aired by Acto, 1-Utak, Altodap and Fejodap,...

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Workers reject Cha-cha, demand wage hike

'It is really Aquino who is the driver of the Cha-cha train.'

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Back story | Herrera Law

Why are wages pressed down to starvation levels? Why is contractualization so rampant today? How could workers’ rights to decent wages, security of tenure, and to form unions be trampled upon with impunity? Progressive workers say that...

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Herrera Law’s war of attrition vs unions, workers condemned

“With all the ill effects of Herrera Law to workers’ right to security of tenure, right to strike and decent wages, it is but timely for the government to repeal the law and replace it with a...

Friday, February 21st, 2014

State workers protest vs order to refund benefits they received

“Unlike Robin Hood who stole from rich people to give to the poor, the Aquino administration is stealing from the poor for the rich and corrupt government officials.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

They dance vs. privatization of Fabella

'The government may continue to claim partial ownership of Fabella, but the profit motive in the hospital’s operations is already being introduced and patients’ fees are sure to increase.'

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Labor group seeks TRO on SSS premium hike

"Aquino is lying when he said the hike will result in greater benefits for members.”

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Why claims of stellar economic growth, industrial peace, taunt rather than cheer PH workers

For progressive unions, Aquino's 'stellar economic growth' and 'industrial peace' are rosy reports that cheer only the corporate few who benefit from it. For the working majority, the claims sounded more like a taunt because it rested...

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

PH workers tell SoKor govt: Stop trade-union repression

The violent repression of Korean railway workers’ strike shows that neoliberal policies like privatization go hand-in-hand with fascist repression. -- KMU

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