October 30, 2014     Philippines
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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 company.” – Jhondel Estabaya, 33, president of SAMA-Ako (Samahan ng Manggagawang Kontraktwal) in Wyeth.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

16-hour forced labor in Cebu chemical firm compels workers to strike

“After imposing slave-like conditions on workers, the Cenapro management is acting like a dictator in punishing workers for holding legitimate protests against such conditions. It not only wants workers to suffer, it wants workers to suffer in...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Nurses call for justice to save their ‘dying’ condition

Nurses care for sick patients, but government is not caring for them.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

RMN radio workers’ strike reveals seamy side of labor laws, ‘talent’ hiring

“Ninety-nine percent of the guidelines during strikes expressly provide what the workers are prohibited to do. There is no corresponding magnitude of responsibility that refers to how the management should behave when a strike is declared.”

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Workers seek to end ‘endo’ as they mark World Day for Decent Work

The word “Endo,” short for “end of contract,” was declared in “Sawikaan 2014: Pagpili ng Salita ng Taon” as word of the year. This word leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of Filipino workers whose various...

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Global electronics supplier NXP signs compromise CBA with union

NXP Semiconductors Phils. agrees to hike workers wage by 5.25-percent for 2014, and 3.5-percent for 2015 and 2016. It reinstated only half of the 24 union officers it fired last May 5.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Radio workers go on strike to defend their jobs, union

“We will not make compromises on the matter of our job security and our right to unionize. We will not allow RMN to accomplish its ultimate objective of busting our union and depriving us of our rights...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Chemical workers call for support against union harassment, 16 hour-work

The company suspended Collective Bargaining Agreement talks after the union and other workers held a protest action on July 16 denouncing the 16-hour work and forced overtime in the company.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

4-day workweek ‘unhealthy’ – labor groups

The scheme will deny workers at least four days’ worth of salary in a month, in exchange for a dubious overtime pay, which may not adequately pay for their health care should they become sick or meet...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

State workers denounce ‘Aquino dictatorship’

“We say no to President Aquino’s dictatorship. We have had enough of pay cuts, taxes and lay-offs, which best describe the situation of the more than 1.4 million government employees for the last four years.”-- Ferdinand Gaite,...

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Radio reporters, employees slam harassment, network refusal to negotiate CBA

Workers accuse state security forces as behind the blatant surveillance on their activities. They said these coincided with their struggle to assert their right to renegotiate for a new CBA with the RMN management.

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