Elmer Labog of KMU urged workers to keep organizing and forming or defending their unions, saying the plight of workers won’t improve without their own action and organization, without unions, and without genuinely pro-worker unions in particular.
Category: Politics & Governance
“On close scrutiny, the SSL 4 actually offers little, but takes away more from what we already have.”
“Ordinary employees and workers like us who are now pensioners contribute greatly to the SSS funds yet in our twilight years, we, pensioners, are in dire need of means to purchase our own food, medicines, and other household needs. We deserve better treatment from the SSS.”
“We dedicate the passage of this law to the memory of Filomena Tatlonghari, Nellie Banaag, and other teachers who gave their lives while serving in elections.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has officially declared the start of the election period by the implementation of the gun ban. The official declaration may have been done recently, but the campaigning and the jockeying for positions have begun a year ago. The candidates for president and vice-president have already…
“The militarist approach of the Aquino regime in dealing with the revolutionary movement and in the peace talks is the same as and as bad as Arroyo’s.” – Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria
“Teachers have the greatest responsibility, but the enormous salary lag compared to top government officials is despicable.”
BULATLAT SPECIAL REPORT:
“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”
“While it is good that the SC [Supreme Court] has addressed this grave and urgent concern speedily, the youth will remain vigilant and on guard until ‘No Bio, No Boto’ is declared unconstitutional with finality.”
“It is clear that when it comes to basic pay, government employees in the lowest up to the middle-level positions are disadvantaged while those occupying higher positions are greatly favored under the proposed SSL 2015 of President Aquino.”
Whether on the road, the net, or in the hinterlands, no one is spared by globalization.