Workers storm NCR wage board, slam P30 COLA

Three days after the Labor department announced a P30 Cost of Living Allowance for workers in Metro Manila, workers led by labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno stormed the office of the Metro Manila wage board to condemn the measly wage hike and call for the abolition of the country's wage boards. Read More »

[2 + 2 talks] Aquino, a modern-day Aguinaldo – KMU

A day before Labor Day, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno joined a protest caravan from the Department of Foreign Affairs to the US Embassy to condemn the meeting today of two secretaries of the Philippine government and two secretaries of the US government, calling Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III a "modern-day Aguinaldo." Read More »

Workers to keep watch on Corona impeachment trial

Joining protests in time for the opening of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona in the Senate, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today that workers will be keeping a close watch on the trial, saying workers want former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo punished for her cimes.

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Aquino violated every key labor right this year – KMU

Joining protests in time for the International Human Rights Day, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned the Aquino government for violating key workers' rights throughout the year and for preparing an all-out violation of human rights as shown by its overkill use of force against participants in the Mendiola Campout protest. Read More »

GPH undermines basic peace agreements, refuses to respect and comply with JASIG

In response to the statement of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) Negotiating Panel, dated 21 October 2011 but sent out only on 24 October 2011, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel states the following:

The release of the 13 NDFP Consultants and JASIG (Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees) protected persons who are now in the custody of the GPH is an obligation of the GPH in compliance with the JASIG. It is not a precondition that is unilaterally imposed by the NDFP. And neither is it a mere confidence-building measure that is one-sidedly subject to the arbitrary exercise and abuse of discretion of the GPH. The unlawful arrest, detention and prosecution of these JASIG-protected persons are blatant violations of the JASIG, the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), and the laws of the GPH itself. Their immediate release is being demanded by the NDFP as a matter of legal right, to uphold justice and the rule of law. Read More »