Press Release July 21, 2010 Days before President Aquino’s SONA, and after business groups have continuously gained attention for presenting their agenda to his administration, workers still have yet to hear his government’s response to legitimate labor demands that call for urgent action. Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno submitted to Aquino its Labor Agenda which…
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By MARYA SALAMAT
Forming his team to set the direction of change or political payback? So far, except for Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, the Cabinet of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is a mixture of key figures in his campaign, representatives of big business, and old hands of the former Arroyo administration.
Workers, led by progressive labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), on Friday call on President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to immediately address their demand for a legislated nationwide P125 across-the-board wage hike. The workers gather in front of Aquino’s residence in Times Street, Quezon City, carrying huge yellow ribbons bearing the calls “P125 wage increase” and “Prosecute Gloria Arroyo”.