Labor groups again push for national minimum wage

‘The P33-wage increase is a pittance and woefully inadequate. It is not even enough to allow workers to recover the lost value of their wages,’ says SENTRO MANILA, Philippines – As the Department of Labor and Employment announced the Metro Manila and Western Visayas regional wage boards’ approval of a minimum wage hike on Saturday, … Read more

Protests on Labor Day 2022

With only a few days before the high-stakes elections on May 9, groups urge voters to support candidates that will look after the welfare of Filipino workers Filipino workers and labor groups mounted on Labor Day, May 1, to push for labor rights and economic aid and called for a stop to human rights violations. … Read more

[OPINION] Why progressive labor is supporting Leni and Kiko

The May 9 polls is arguably the most important elections since the transition from the Marcos dictatorship to the elite democracy in 1986. At stake in the elections is either the consolidation of the turn to authoritarianism or a break in the regime of killings and red-tagging. Respect for civil liberties and the exercise of … Read more

US labor market tightens as weekly jobless claims hit lowest level since 1969

WASHINGTON, USA – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits dropped to a 52-1/2-year low last week, while unemployment rolls continued to shrink, pointing to rapidly diminishing labor market slack that will keep boosting wage inflation. The strength in the job market reported by the labor department on Thursday, March 24, may … Read more

Three labor groups endorse Isko Moreno’s presidential bid

MANILA, Philippines – Three labor rights groups boasting thousands in membership have endorsed the presidential bid of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, convinced that his platform benefits workers and his humble roots mean he will be a loyal ally. Leaders of the National Confederation of Labor (NCL), Bus Transport Workers Alliance, and Alliance of Genuine Labor … Read more