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Protests held in SSS offices nationwide

January 28, 2016

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Several offices of the Social Security System across the country were picketed this morning by pensioners, senior citizens, their families, workers and other sectors of society calling for a P2,000 across-the-board hike in pensions, which Pres. Noynoy Aquino vetoed two weeks ago. The protestors, led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno, held pickets in […]

SSS veto naysayers belittled by workers

January 25, 2016


Workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno, together with other progressive organizations, picketed the House of Representatives this morning to call on lawmakers to override Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s veto of the P2,000 hike in Social Security System pensions. The labor group claimed that statements like those of House Speaker Sonny Belmonte’s, who said […]

Justice for Mamasapano deaths!

January 25, 2016


Today, we mark the first anniversary of the Mamasapano bloodbath by joining protests calling for justice. We point to the US government, Pres. Noynoy Aquino and his chief accomplice in the Philippine National Police, Alan Purisima, as the masterminds behind this crime. The regime’s lies have failed to insulate the main culprits from blame in […]

Fare rollback should stop at P7.00

January 23, 2016


The big-time rollback in global oil prices and even the meager rollbacks in domestic oil prices indeed deserve a rollback in jeepney fares. But unless a big-time rollback in domestic oil prices in the vicinity of P5.00 per liter is carried out, we believe that the rollback in the basic jeepney fares should stop at […]

Labor conditions worse, DOLE lying

January 21, 2016

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The Department of Labor and Employment is lying in saying that labor conditions in the country have improved. The condition of  wages, employment, trade-union rights and workplace safety remain dire. Even if the DOLE’s claims about more frequent labor inspections and faster resolution of labor cases are true, these have not significantly altered the prevalence […]

SSS execs failed to deceive the public – KMU

January 21, 2016

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Joining a gathering and a protest of advocates of a P2,000 across-the-board increase in Social Security System pensions at the Quezon City Sports Club this morning, national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said that executives of the workers’ fund have failed to deceive the public into accepting current pension levels. The labor group said the […]



ITUC Secretary General Sharon Burrow’s soldiarity message to the 11th KMU National Congress