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US fast food workers vow civil disobedience

US fast food workers

Fast food workers from across the US voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience, comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Teachers to protest for wages Monday

Alliance of Concerned Teachers stage a protes in this file photo. ACT has threatened to refuse to go on election duty for the Oct. 28 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections unless they are properly compensated.  PHOTO FROM ACT-TEACHERS.COM

Some 100 public school teachers in the National Capital Region are planning protest actions on the first day of classes on Monday to demand higher wages.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino says labor should temper demands for higher wages

Workers shout slogans as they hold a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark the Labor Day celebrations on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. The sign reads: Workers Have Zero Benefits In The Four Years of Capitalist Government of Aquino. AP FILE PHOTO

While he also envisions government employees getting top money, President Aquino said Friday this should be tempered by what the government could afford without going deeper into debt.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mayday: No pay hike for workers

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Protesters, mostly workers, picket the Labor Department in Manila, Philippines to protest the Labor Day statement by Philippine President Aquino of granting non-wage benefits to workers on April 30, 2013. This year workers will get neither a wage increase nor nonwage benefits according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.  AP File Photo/Bullit Marquez

Yes, there will be job fairs galore. But no, workers will get neither a wage increase nor nonwage benefits on Thursday, Labor Day, but there are many job opportunities in the country and abroad, according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Central Visayas workers get P13 allowance

Central Visayas map

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board granted workers in Central Visayas a daily P13 cost of living allowance instead of the P90 to P132 across-the-board increase in the minimum daily wage demanded by the labor unions.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »