November 22, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, November 21st, 2014

Government, private sector workers stage walkout for ‘National Minimum Wage’

“For decades now, workers have experienced worsening hunger and poverty because of the intensifying attacks on the minimum wage while big businesses earn superprofits and big bureaucrats become very wealthy.”

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Groups lambast non-inclusion of salary increase for gov’t employees

MANILA – The multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan joined public school teachers and government health workers in their protest action during the Senate deliberation of the 2015 national budget on Wednesday, Nov. 19. They criticized the legislative...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Call center employees call on colleagues to get organized

They are the voice workers who don’t have a voice, or a say, in how they are being treated by companies in the industry. Related story: Defying prohibitions, call center employees gravitate toward their association

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Defying prohibitions, call center workers gravitate toward association

“When they say go to work, you can’t say anything. We have work on Philippine holidays. We have work on US holidays… In the end we don’t really have holidays.”

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

All workers’ unity for P16,000 minimum wage formed

“Social justice dictates that those who create the nation’s wealth be granted at least their right to a minimum wage amidst the increasing profits and wealth of a handful of capitalists and bureaucrats. We have every reason...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sugar workers in Negros Oriental deprived of cash bonus, social program

“It is disappointing that no government agency, like DOLE, educated us on SAP [Social Amelioration Program) and its cash bonus because obviously, the millers and planters would not likely place our interest ahead of theirs.”

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...

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...

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