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Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Progressive partylists cite solutions to low wages, unemployment

“No nation can prosper while its population wallow in unemployment and the government’s remedy for the problem is to herd its people and leave them to their fates abroad.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering...

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Aquino urged to stop introducing another wage freeze scheme

By MARYA SALAMAT “Under the new wage system, companies get more freedom to...

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Workers challenge Congress to set wage hikes

By MARYA SALAMAT A week before May 1, as P125 wage hike proposal...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Church people support call for substantial wage hike

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Since the labor department admitted early this year, in the face of a growing call for a substantial wage hike, that indeed there were supervening events warranting wage hikes, less than...

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Working people remember Ka Bel and his struggle for a P125 legislated wage hike

By MARYA SALAMAT Given the growing number of lawmakers supporting the...

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Biggest show of protesters in May 1 ‘Day of Outrage’

By MARYA SALAMAT Given their dim view of the current Philippine...

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Think Tanks Refute Malacañang’s Arguments Against Wage Hikes

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO "Since July 2010, skyrocketing commodity prices...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Benjie Oliveros | Suffering From Fundamentally Flawed Premises

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The March 4-7 survey of the Social Weather Station, which it made exclusively for Business World, showed that 20.5 percent of respondents or an estimated 4.2 million families experienced hunger at least once...

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Promises of meager wage hike will only ignite bigger protests

14 April 2011 Media Release MANILA — “The government’s promise of granting meager wage hikes will only ignite bigger protests in the coming days.” This was the statement of multisectoral alliance Koalisyon ng Progresibong Manggagawa at Mamamayan...

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Wage Increase Justifiable, Possible – Ibon

By Bulatlat.com If small and large employers in the Philippines accept a cut in their already-substantial profits, they can afford to grant a sufficient wage increase, according to research group IBON. The benefits for workers and their...

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