BAGUIO CITY (Apr. 28) — This year’s May Day rites will focus mainly on the long-awaited workers’ demand for a P125 legislated wage increase nationwide; job security; as well as their political and democratic rights, a spokesperson of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) told Nordis.
“Saan pay a nalpas ti laban dagiti mangmangged para iti pannakailinteg ti P125 a nayon a suweldo gaputa aginggana itatta ket saan latta nga umanay dagiti agdama a suweldoda a panggatang kadagiti kangrunaan a gagatangen ken serbisyo. Numanpay adda dagiti ibagbagada a panangipangato kano ti suweldo iti napalabas, saan a makabiag dagitoy gapu ti kinababada” (The struggle of the workers for a legislated P125 wage increase is far from over as their present wages are not enough to cope with the prices of commodities and social services. While there had been wage increases in the past, these are still not enough as these are too low), said James Tulipa, KMU spokesperson. Read the rest of this entry →