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All workers’ unity for P16,000 minimum wage formed * Latest Posts Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Top Stories 

All workers’ unity for P16,000 minimum wage formed

“Social justice dictates that those who create the nation’s wealth be granted at least their right to a minimum wage amidst the increasing profits and wealth of a handful of capitalists and bureaucrats. We have every reason to believe that capitalists and the government can grant our just demand,.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage

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KMU slams arrest of labor leader in Pentagon skirmish * Latest Posts Breaking News Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front 

KMU slams arrest of labor leader in Pentagon skirmish

Bulatlat.com MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today June 24 the arrest of the president of the Metro Manila chapter of one of its federations during another clash this morning of workers and police forces in front of Pentagon Steel Corporation in Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City. Camilo Cuares, president of the Alliance of Nationalist and Genuine Labor Organizations (ANGLO)-Metro Manila, was arrested after workers resisted the entry of more than 50 “scabs” into the company’s premises. ??Pentagon workers have established a picketline since April 13 this…

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KMU slams robbery in federation’s office * Latest Posts Human Rights Labor & Employment Press Releases and Statements 

KMU slams robbery in federation’s office

Media Release 23 Feb. 2013 MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today a case of robbery in the office of one of its federations, saying the incident is part of the Aquino government’s surveillance and harassment operations against government critics. Last Feb. 21, the office of the Alliance of Nationalist and Genuine Labor Organizations (ANGLO) along Kamias Road, Quezon City was robbed. Two cabinets in the office were forcibly opened and a USB drive was taken. ANGLO is a KMU federation from which renowned labor leader Crispin…

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Workers push for wage hike bill in 15th Congress * Latest Posts Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Other Stories 

Workers push for wage hike bill in 15th Congress

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – This week marks the last nine session days before Congress takes a recess for election campaign. As such, workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) tried to remind the lawmakers not to leave behind their years-long demand for Congress to immediately pass the P125 across-the-board wage hike bill. The said bill has finally garnered the House Subcommittee on Labor Standard’s nod last Jan 18, after it was subjected to a Luzon-wide consultation in La Trinidad, Benguet. It was the committee’s last stated…

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KMU warns vs powerful backers of suspects in Olalia, Alay-ay slay * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Top Stories 

KMU warns vs powerful backers of suspects in Olalia, Alay-ay slay

By MARYA SALAMAT
While the labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno hailed the surrender of former Air Force colonel and Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM) leader Eduardo “Red” Kapunan, one of the alleged main perpetrators of the Rolando Olalia-Leonor Alay-ay double murder, it fears that the case might be whitewashed.

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Federico B. Bunao: Workers’ lawyer, peoples’ defender * Latest Posts Labor & Employment - Front Regions - Front 

Federico B. Bunao: Workers’ lawyer, peoples’ defender

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch “Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather. To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather”— Mao Tse Tung BAGUIO City — Why did this man come here to the Cordillera? He did not even speak a single word in Iloco or any Igorot language? Yet he served the workers of the region with utmost…

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