Thursday, December 12th, 2013
"This push for a fare hike, which comes in the wake of significant increases in the prices of LPG and other petroleum products and proposals for a record-high power rate hike by Meralco, is part of the economic disaster that the Aquino government is cooking up against the majority of Filipinos,"
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
After her father disappeared, Jessamine let go of her reluctance to talk to government soldiers and approached her ex-soldier childhood friend, who confirmed that indeed, 'soldiers do bad things to people like (Ben Villeno).'
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
“Last month we received a back-to-work letter from Mencorp. But when we went there to work – they only presented to us a ‘partial settlement,’ telling us that (Times) Mencorp has sold its holdings. But as per...
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
MANILA — With relatives of victims and survivors of Yolanda, workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno marched from Avenida Avenue cor. Recto Avenue in Manila to Mendiola this morning to protest what they call...
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
"Why put blame only to those whose hands actually pulled the trigger, or stuck the knife in, or gouged the eyes, or stuffed the mouths, and not those whose minds, (who) credible testimonies indubitably point to, had...
Monday, October 21st, 2013
"The DOLE considers child labor as a mere law enforcement problem, monitoring cases of child labor, stopping some operations that employ child labor, and threatening to penalize some employers."– KMU
Monday, October 21st, 2013
"We do not want the company to perish. All we want is for the company to hear the issues of their workers." -- Sagada Weaving Workers Union (SWWU)
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Aside from the much-criticized fat bonuses at a time when the funds’ sustainability was supposedly in danger, thus requiring a hike in members' contributions, it turned out that the SSS executives have each been receiving $1,859 per...
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Contractual employment has come to mean starvation wages, denial of benefits, vulnerability to being laid off, exposure to health and safety hazards, and violations of trade-union rights.
Friday, October 4th, 2013
"It is unfortunate that another accident involving a faulty scaffolding happened only three months after the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) published Department Order No. 128-13 amending the rule on scaffolding in the 1989 Occupational Safety...
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Former National Treasurer Leonor Magtolis-Briones estimated that President Aquino’s pork barrel fund amounts to P1.3 trillion ($30 billion), almost half of the proposed national budget of P2.6 trillion ($60 billion).