August 21, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, August 8th, 2014

Workers of Hoya Glass decry union-busting moves of management

“The Hoya Glass management told us that they had to close down to avoid incurring losses. But according to the company’s financial statement for 2010 to 2012, which was submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), it has in fact registered bigger profits.”

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Supreme Court urged to stop tax on state employees’ benefits

Government employees said that it is beyond the power and authority of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to tax their benefits without an enabling law, and had asked the Supreme Court to prevent the “unlawful and unwarranted...

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

As they assert rights to a union, port workers battle illegal dismissal

MPSI and Sasin, the employers, did not respect union rights and instead forced workers out of the company to prevent them from organizing more workers. -- Carl Anthony Olalo, president, Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Masters Port Services, Inc....

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Full entry of foreign banks detrimental to employees, general public – bank unions

“R.A. 10641 (the new banking law) utterly gives away the Philippine banking industry to foreign financial giants.” – Banking and Financial Unions Against Central Bank Circular on outsourcing

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

‘Permanent contractuals’ in government increasing

“The term is an oxymoron but it is what best describes the situation of many government employees.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage

Monday, July 21st, 2014

State workers slam tax on benefits

“All of us, rank and file employees of the bureaucracy are victims of an apparent policy of pressing down wage levels.” - Courage

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Global union calls for reinstatement of NXP unionists, completion of CBA

'NXP’s cynical strategy to draw out proceedings and break the resolve of 24 loyal workers and trade union leaders, some of whom have been with the company for 20 years, is an overtly aggressive case of union...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Empty plate lunchbreak protest highlights demand for living wage

The protesters said that no amount of reports or studies could cloak the workers’ slide into worse conditions, and the more appalling poverty in urban poor communities where they also live.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Drivers press Supreme Court to stop gov’t from charging exorbitant fines

The Stop and Go coalition said the new joint order imposing higher fines and penalties affects not only drivers and operators of public utility vehicles but private motorists as well.

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Families of Olalia, Alay-ay shocked by grant of bail to principal suspect in murder case

On top of Kapunan being out on bail, and only two of the accused in custody, “some of the perpetrators of the beastly torture and cold-blooded murders are still at large, and some of the widely-perceived...

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

BPO workers’ group bats for free shuttle service

BIEN Philippines, a duly certified BPO employees association, explained that such shuttle services could help ensure the safety of call center agents and BPO employees especially since they work in shifting schedules and many in graveyard shifts.

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