Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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 a law, which was named after a former yellow labor leader and senator, Republic Act 6715 or the
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
“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
“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
'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
"Aquino is lying when he said the hike will result in greater benefits for members.”
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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
The violent repression of Korean railway workers’ strike shows that neoliberal policies like privatization go hand-in-hand with fascist repression. -- KMU
Friday, December 13th, 2013
Typhoon Yolanda destroyed lives and properties of as much as 10 million people in Eastern Visayas, but this “other Yolanda” represented by simultaneous price hikes “will affect most if not all Filipinos.” – Banking and Financial Unions
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
"This push for a fare hike, which comes in the wake of significant increases in the prices of LPG and other petroleum products and proposals for a record-high power rate hike by Meralco, is part of the...
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
After her father disappeared, Jessamine let go of her reluctance to talk to government soldiers and approached her ex-soldier childhood friend, who confirmed that indeed, 'soldiers do bad things to people like (Ben Villeno).'
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
“Last month we received a back-to-work letter from Mencorp. But when we went there to work – they only presented to us a ‘partial settlement,’ telling us that (Times) Mencorp has sold its holdings. But as per...