December 21, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, December 15th, 2014

Govt reports ‘better quality jobs,’ labor campaigns vs ‘contractualization’

“From contract to contract, an untenured worker is threatened with unemployment and hence is forced to surrender entitlements labor have fought for and won in its long history of arduous struggle…”

Friday, December 12th, 2014

It’s bleak Christmas for GMA 7 talents

Talents, or those who are not considered “regular” employees by the GMA 7 management, despite years of service, do not receive their 13th month pay, a mandatory benefit under the Labor Code. Related story| New contract, same...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New contract, same ‘exploitative’ terms

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After 125 talents of the GMA Network Inc. filed a regularization case at the National Labor Relations Commission, the GMA 7 management offered a new contract and other employment options...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Talent? | How can you be considered a regular employee

Are you a talent or contractual employee despite years of service in the company? The Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center lists down the following Supreme Court rulings that might help you. According to the Supreme Court Sept. 26,...

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Government, private sector workers stage walkout for ‘National Minimum Wage’

“For decades now, workers have experienced worsening hunger and poverty because of the intensifying attacks on the minimum wage while big businesses earn superprofits and big bureaucrats become very wealthy.”

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Groups lambast non-inclusion of salary increase for gov’t employees

MANILA – The multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan joined public school teachers and government health workers in their protest action during the Senate deliberation of the 2015 national budget on Wednesday, Nov. 19. They criticized the legislative...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Call center employees call on colleagues to get organized

They are the voice workers who don’t have a voice, or a say, in how they are being treated by companies in the industry. Related story: Defying prohibitions, call center employees gravitate toward their association

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Defying prohibitions, call center workers gravitate toward association

“When they say go to work, you can’t say anything. We have work on Philippine holidays. We have work on US holidays… In the end we don’t really have holidays.”

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

All workers’ unity for P16,000 minimum wage formed

“Social justice dictates that those who create the nation’s wealth be granted at least their right to a minimum wage amidst the increasing profits and wealth of a handful of capitalists and bureaucrats. We have every reason...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sugar workers in Negros Oriental deprived of cash bonus, social program

“It is disappointing that no government agency, like DOLE, educated us on SAP [Social Amelioration Program) and its cash bonus because obviously, the millers and planters would not likely place our interest ahead of theirs.”

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Attack on job security begins after Nestlè takeover of Wyeth

“We are calling for reinstatement because we should not have been dismissed in the first place. We are calling for regularization because we deserve to become regulars for the years of hard work we rendered to the...

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