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Admin’s economic agenda, rejected by workers at DOLE’s labor summit

October 17, 2016


    Attending today’s Labor Summit hosted by the Department of Labor and Employment, national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno expressed its rejection of the Duterte administration’s 10-point Socio-Economic Agenda saying it is detrimental to workers.   “The administration’s 10-point economic agenda is detrimental to Filipino workers. It’s main thrust is to assure super-profits for […]

ECOP and NEDA’s connivance to reject P125 wage hike slammed

October 14, 2016


National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno strongly condemns the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines and the National Economic Development Authority for conniving to reject workers’ demands for a significant wage hike.   The NEDA and ECOP are lying. A P125 across-the-board wage hike would only be a 12.3% deduction from capitalists’ profits. The 2013 Annual […]

[On Duterte’s first 100 days] Turn anti-US stance into pro-Filipino economic policies – KMU

October 8, 2016


    This is the Filipino workers’ challenge to Duterte after his first one hundred days in office: translate your independent foreign policy towards a pro-Filipino economic framework. By this we mean working towards a self-reliant economy through national industrialization and genuine land reform.   Workers fully support the President’s assertion of the country’s sovereignty […]

On Dee’s tirades against Usec Maglunsod

October 6, 2016


We condemn Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) chairman emeritus Donald Dee for resorting to tirades against Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod to undermine workers’ demands for a significant wage hike.   As a known despotic anti-worker and anti-poor capitalist, it is not surprising that Mr. Dee would reject Maglunsod’s proposal for a General Wage Increase […]

Put anti-EDCA and anti-Balikatan statements to writing, Duterte urged

October 4, 2016


  National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno urged President Rodrigo Duterte to put into writing his consistent statements against the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement and the US-RP Balikatan Exercises.   “We support President Duterte’s assertion against EDCA and to end the US-RP Balikatan Exercises. It has long been a demand of Filipino workers to end […]

On DOLE’s first 100 days, still no concrete step to end contractualization  

October 3, 2016


  Hundreds of workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno trooped the Department of Labor and Employment’s office to present their critique on the labor department’s first 100 days.   In a protest held in time for the DOLE’s labor sector dialogue on labor issues and policies, the KMU insisted that until now, […]


People’s Rally for Change June 30, 2016

KMU solidarity action for KCTU