April 28, 2015     Philippines
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Pooled editorial | Organize, organize!

Not only the lives and livelihood of journalists and media workers are at stake here but also press freedom. 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?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

‘Spare us from outsourcing’ – bank employees

“This is about the future of our families and the future of the next generation’s bank employees.”

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Call center employees form first BPO union in the country

They have been demanding a black and white assurance that their wages and benefits, tenure and working conditions under West, would remain, or improve, under Alorica.

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Japanese banana firm concedes to workers, revokes piece-rate scheme

“This victory is a lesson to Sumifru and all capitalists that you cannot impose exploitative and unjust policies on your workers without facing resistance."

Friday, April 24th, 2015

‘Not K+12 but nat’l industrialization to solve joblessness’ – KMU

“The Aquino government wants to make the production of cheap labor even more systematic with the K+12.”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Workers, youth groups rally to save Mary Jane, demand reforms

“All public officials who claim to be serving Filipinos should echo the call to save Mary Jane’s life.”

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Bank employees raise red flag on HSBC outsourcing scheme

“This anti-worker scheme, implemented by the bank with the connivance of BSP, only favors employers by saving on labor cost.”

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Health workers dance vs privatization, contractualization

Health workers from various regions joined the protest against the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, and for wage hikes.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Workers form Aquino Resign alliance

“Mamasapano is just the tipping point for many workers. We want Aquino removed for pressing down wages, promoting contractual employment, violating workers’ rights to form unions and hold strikes, and other crimes.”

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Thousands of banana growers decry wage cuts under new piece-rate system

“We are already earning little and working more than 12-hour shifts. Now under the piece rate system, we earn even less.”

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

‘Union is workers’ potent weapon vs attacks on wages’ — KMU

Less than one in every ten wage and salary workers in the Philippines belong to a union. And of these few unionists, even fewer, only 12 percent, have collective bargaining agreements, which give them slightly better wages...

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