Welcome to the Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement)

Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) is an independent and democratic labor center promoting genuine, militant and anti-imperialist trade unionism. It is genuine because it recognizes the struggle between labor and capital and is faithful to upholding the interests of the working class; militant because it relies on the workers’ collective struggle in defending trade-union and democratic rights; and anti-imperialist because it seeks to end imperialist domination and control over the Philippines.

In particular, KMU aims to protect and promote workers’ right to employment, wage, humane working conditions, and their right to form unions, bargain collectively and strike; and heighten workers’ political awareness and class consciousness through massive education, organizing and mobilization in and out of the workplace.

Sunday, June 03, 2018
We condemn the hypocrisy of Solicitor-General Jose Calida in his statements regarding the impact of the notorious Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. In responding to anti-TRAIN peti...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has argued that the setting of a national minimum wage (NMW) is “legally impossible,” as it would require Congress to repeal the current law on regional wage b...
Monday, May 28, 2018
National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno, contractual workers’ national organization Kilos Na Manggagawa and partylist representatives from the Makabayan bloc filed today a National Minimum Wage Bil...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Workers joined other sectors in marching to Mendiola on Wednesday to call for an immediate lifting of Martial Law in Mindanao, condemning the intensified militarization and trade union harassment i...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The death of one worker and injuries to several others in an accident on May 12 at the Korean shipyard construction company Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) Philippines should be the...
Sunday, May 20, 2018
On May 10, a mere ten days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the anti-worker Executive Order (EO) 51 — which he claimed was his fulfillment of his promise to end contractualization — workers o...
Monday, May 14, 2018
National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) joins other sectors in condemning the arbitrary, railroaded, and unjustified ouster of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno at the direction...
Monday, May 14, 2018
National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemns not only the decision of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to impose a 5 percent tax on teachers’ compensation for their service during the...
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Kilusang Mayo Uno-Southern Mindanao Region’s Statement on Pulong Duterte’s latest tirade against KMU: “Tugpa-tugpa pud aron makasabot ka sa kahimtang sa mga mamumuo. Dili pa ulahi...
Thursday, May 03, 2018
On this year’s historic Labor Day, we congratulate workers around the Philippines for showing an unprecedented unity across the entire political spectrum, to stand together against contractualizat...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
We Filipino workers mark this year’s International Labor Day commemoration with a historic nationwide protest that highlights our unity and outrage against Rodrigo Duterte’s failed promises, imple...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Duterte administration’s regularization order for fast food workers of Jollibee is only a publicity stunt, unless it is backed by concrete policies to prohibit and penalize all forms of contra...