May 27, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

For promoting ‘killer workplaces,’ Baldoz told to resign, face probe

“Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has perpetuated a climate of impunity when it comes to compliance with occupational health and safety standards.”

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Tanduay workers on strike

They are demanding their regularization, higher wages, and a safe workplace.

Friday, May 15th, 2015

What compliance?| Kentex’s many violations caused biggest factory fire casualty – labor NGOs

Sixty-nine workers died on the second floor of the building, belying claims by the factory owner and the Labor Department that Kentex complied with labor standards, building, fire and safety requirements.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Labor dept’s neglect of health, safety blamed in ‘biggest fire casualty’ at slippers factory

The workers had nowhere to jump to, and they also could not have escaped the building because of the steel windows, the thick glass, and a layer of chicken wire.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Labor Day 2015 | Workers want Aquino out

On Labor Day, Filipino workers call for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III for failing to provide adequate jobs, for refusing to grant substantial wage hike, for betraying national sovereignty, among others. Photos by Dee Ayroso,...

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

#BulatlatAsks | How is your work situation under the Aquino administration?

Bulatlat.com asked people at the Liwasang Bonifacio Labor Day program about the status of their employment under President Aquino.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Labor Day 2015 | A Red, hot day at the park

The heat was not so oppressive compared to the Aquino government policies, said the protesters.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

GMA-7 lays off workers despite $64-M profits

“What kind of journalism can we expect from media organizations that treat news as a commodity, their workers as disposable currency and their audience as unthinking consumers?”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Labor Day 2015 | Workers, employees call for union organizing

“Amid conditions of low wages, lack of job security, exploitative setup victimizing women, health issues, we can assert our calls and demand that the government responds to our problems if we have a union."

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Labor Day 2015 | Workers, progressive groups unite in call for Aquino’s ouster

“The longer he remains there, the longer would our natural resources be plundered, our working people put at risk, our tillers denied of their land, our people denied of affordable utilities and social services.”

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

UP Diliman supports call for P16,000 national minimum salary

MANILA — The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) community under the banner of All Workers’ Unity – UPD expressed full support for the call to peg the national minimum wage of all workers at P16,000 (US$358)...

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