While public hospitals are understaffed, government fails to fill some 20,000 vacancies for health workers.
Category: Labor & Employment
The House of Representatives has passed House Bill 6152 this week. It will allow employers to implement four-day or five-day workweek with workers still clocking in a total 48 hours of work per week. This would mean 9.6 hours to 12 work hours per day, without overtime pay.
“It’s as if they’re just playing with us workers.”
‘Mine companies let workers’ families starve while they rake in huge profits. The workers’ plight has taken a turn for the worse under Martial Law in Mindanao, given its assault on their right to express legitimate demands, form an assembly, and hold strikes.’
“We cannot be blocked by legalities that would further put workers away from their rightful demands.”
“All workers at the picket line were beaten up, even the seniors. The workers were told by the soldiers that they have to leave the picket line because it’s already Martial Law.
MANILA – A combined force of Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) attacked the picket line of striking workers of Shin Sun fruit company in Compostela Valley today June 2. An update from Carl Olalo of Kilusang Mayo Uno in Southern Mindanao Region said that since 9:30 this morning, the…
On May 27, the soldiers barged into the picket line of Shin Sun workers in ComVal. They asked the workers to pack up, go home, put an end to their strike so production at the fruit company can resume.
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.
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.
“We want to be regularized (directly) under Harbour Centre and we have filed cases against (Grasials) agency, which has been defrauding us.”