Aside from KMU-SMR, other regional chapters of the KMU have a standing complaint against the Republic of the Philippines with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in relation to military-instigated attacks on unions, unionists and workers.
Category: Labor & Employment
Some HTI fire survivors shared that they had crawled on bodies of workers who appeared to be unconscious at the second floor.
“The lack of concrete measures from the labor department to address and prevent workplace tragedies is appalling.”
The “Government has always been wary of providing the people with much needed support but is ever ready to ensure the profit of foreign investors through various forms of incentives including providing sovereign guarantees to private multinational corporations.”
Her one chance now to leave the death row rests on successfully prosecuting her recruiters in the Philippines.
“Clearly, the labor department has not yet taken concrete steps to fulfill the President’s commitment.”
More than half a million government employees are non-regulars who are classified under different names, suc as emergency-hired, memorandum-of-agreement (MOA) workers, job-order employees.
Their only demands are regularization on the job, immediate economic relief through a wage increase, and some benefits.
Why would an iskolar ng bayan and UP graduate who could have opted to join the rat race and chased a relatively comfortable life embraced instead the risky, challenging life of an armed revolutionary?
Before being given their end of contract (Endo) last June, the 50 ticket sellers who were dismissed and the 70 who were renewed but on shorter period were regularly being signed up for six-month work contracts by the MRT Corporation.
Insecure job tenure perpetuates poverty and exploitation.