Piston said most of the country’s jeepney drivers and operators are fine with upgrading and rehabilitating the jeepneys, but not in the total scrapping of it as advocated by the Transportation department.
Category: Labor & Employment
Kentex fire after 2 years | Still no justice, no changes in laws abetting contractualization, violations of safety standards
Almost coinciding with the two-year anniversary of Kentex factory fire was the 100th day since the HTI factory fire in Cavite.
“If not for those May 1 protests, workers will still be working longer than eight hours a day.”
Most women land jobs with low salaries and no security.
There are 2.3 million government employees in the Philippines, and 720,000 are non-regulars or contractual workers under different names, such as job order, emergency-hired, memorandum of agreement (MOA)-hired workers, and contract of services.
“Any policy that does not aim to end all forms of contractualization can never be acceptable to workers.”
“Management is claiming that the company is losing money but showed no proof to back up its claim.”
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.
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.”