“We dare Carpio-Morales to investigate the said officials and file charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and physical injury, as well as negligence of duty,”
Category: Labor & Employment
Violations of workers’ and urban poor people’s civil and political rights intensified in 2015.
MANILA – As campaign season for the upcoming elections near, workers and labor advocates celebrated the 83rd birthday of Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran, labor leader and former representative of Anakpawis and Bayan Muna, with calls to candidates to emulate his shining example. In a solemn ceremony held at Plaza Miranda where the city government of…
Instead of killing off small jeepney manufacturers, operators, the government could help them in acquiring new machines at friendly prices and contracts.
They are also asking instead for government subsidy to allow Filipino jeepney assemblers to modernize the jeepney.
Citing folly of LRT-MRT corporate control, drivers, operators want modernization but not thru DOTC’s way
The government-dictated phase out cum modernization program would result in killing of local operators and manufacturers, joblessness for current jeepney drivers, the takeover of big corporations and consequently, higher fares, warned the protesters.
When workers try to exercise their rights to hold mass actions and strikes to secure better wages and working conditions, they are labeled or tagged as communist supporters or trouble makers, are brutally dispersed from their picketline, and are harassed with “trumped up” legal cases.
“For the poor, revolution will never be over. As long as we remain hungry, revolution will go on.”
Workers got wind of the plan of Pentagon Steel to reopen in the same location but under a different name and set of workers.
Workers buck APEC’s claimed growth.
A P125 across-the-board wage hike will at least hold back the workers from stepping closer to death.