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Duterte’s SONA: What workers want to hear

July 24, 2016


On President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address, Filipino workers want to hear concrete plans on how the new administration would fulfill its commitment to end contractualization in the country. Particularly, we want to hear him announce immediate and actual measures to curb contractual labor such as signing an Executive Order regularizing all […]

Release of peace consultants before SONA sought

July 20, 2016


Workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno held a Metro Manila wide Peace Caravan to call for the release of National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultants, before President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on July 25. “We urge the Philippine government peace panel to hasten the release of illegally detained […]

Korean embassy picketed to demand the release of KCTU President

July 20, 2016


Wearing red headbands as a symbol of support, Filipino workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) held a solidarity protest action in front of the South Korean Embassy, to call for the release of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) President Han Sang-gyun and other trade union activists. “Fighting for workers’ rights […]

Turnaround in TUCP’s stand vs contractualization slammed

July 18, 2016


  National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed the sudden turnaround of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP)-Nagkaisa faction’s position against contractualization. “We are disgusted by the TUCP-Nagkaisa’s sudden shift in their stand against contractualization. They have betrayed Filipino workers by taking the side of capitalists in institutionalizing contractual employment in the country,” […]

Workers seek dialogue with newly formed TWG on contractualization

July 18, 2016


  National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno is seeking a dialogue with the newly formed Department of Labor and Employment Technical Working Group on contractualization to present workers’ proposals on how to end all contractual employment schemes.   “We welcome the DOLE’s formation of a technical working group to address labor contractualization in the country. […]

Workers’ agenda for change presented

July 15, 2016


Today we present to President Rodrigo Duterte the Filipino workers’ agenda for a real and meaningful change. We are in high-hopes that the new administration is committed in fulfilling its promised pro-worker and pro-people reforms.   Workers’ demands for change to President Duterte are as follows; 1) End all contractualization schemes, 2)Implement a National Minimum […]


People’s Rally for Change June 30, 2016

KMU solidarity action for KCTU