01 May '11, 7am

Thousands demand wage hike in Philippines: MANILA: Thousands of workers and activists marched on Philippine stre...

Thousands demand wage hike in Philippines: MANILA: Thousands of workers and activists marched on Philippine stre...

MANILA: Thousands of workers and activists marched on Philippine streets on Sunday to protest the government's migrant labour policy and demand higher wages amid rising prices for basic commodities. Carrying slogans and banners crticising the government, the marchers accused President Benigno Aquino of reneging on his campaign promise last year to raise the living standards of the country's workforce. They also demanded an end to the government's policy of sending workers overseas -- an estimated nine million Filipinos work abroad and their millions in dollar remittances have traditionally buoyed the economy. "All of Aquino's announcements are literally 'spare change' to appease workers," said Vencer Crisostomo, chairman of the group Anakbayan, after Aquino ignored a demand for a nationwide increase in monthly minimum wages. "For the past several years, the government has ...

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