Another World is Possible! Reject the Policies of Neoliberalism! Protect the Economy, Protect the Working Class!

Together with 800 delegates of the World Social Forum on Migrant Labor, the Nagkaisa broad labor coalition would march on November 30 to call on the Aquino administration to reject neoliberal policies and to pursue the policy of labor and economic protectionism. In two decades, Philippine governments have swallowed hook, line and sinker the policies…

Workers band together for a stronger labor front, Vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues

As the labor movement gears up for their actions towards May 1 in celebration of the International Labor Day, a new labor center was formed with membership of at least 80,000 workers covering major industries and sectors nationwide. Sentro ng Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) was launched today in a press conference as they declared April 16…

Price Controls for Oil Products!

Today, transport workers belonging to the National Confederation of Transportworkers’ Union (NCTU) staged a picket protest in front of PETRON Gasoline station in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, to demand the imposition of price controls on all oil products. “The Aquino government’s fuel subsidy program, with its very complicated implementation scheme, is not sustainable,” Erie Cruz,…

TULOY ANG WELGA! Transport strike pushes through

March 29, 2004 “The two-day transport strike will push through tomorrow!” This was the declaration of Manuel Duran, Chairperson of the National Transportworkers’ Union (NTU) in response to the withdrawal of some transport groups from the planned actions after having a dialogue with Malacañang. Malacañang today met with the representatives of the NTU, PCDO-ACTO, FEJODAP,…

NTU-APL gears for transport strike as government fails to implement P1 peso discount on fuel cost

The National Transportworkers Union (NTU) and the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) are utterly dismayed with thegovernment’s failure to fully implement our demand for a P1 peso discount on diesel and gasoline for public transport utilities in all gas stations nationwide. Meanwhile, the government has been sitting on transport groups’ petition for a fare hike…