December 19, 2014     Philippines
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Contractualization

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Monday, December 15th, 2014

Govt reports ‘better quality jobs,’ labor campaigns vs ‘contractualization’

“From contract to contract, an untenured worker is threatened with unemployment and hence is forced to surrender entitlements labor have fought for and won in its long history of arduous struggle…”

Friday, December 12th, 2014

It’s bleak Christmas for GMA 7 talents

Talents, or those who are not considered “regular” employees by the GMA 7 management, despite years of service, do not receive their 13th month pay, a mandatory benefit under the Labor Code. Related story| New contract, same...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New contract, same ‘exploitative’ terms

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After 125 talents of the GMA Network Inc. filed a regularization case at the National Labor Relations Commission, the GMA 7 management offered a new contract and other employment options...

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...

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

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Kapamilya pala kami

ni ROGELIO ORDOÑEZ sa imperyo ng elitista’t pinagpala ng mga nilikhang may gintong kutsara sa puwit, puwerta’t bunganga may kutis porselanang alaga sa palitada ng gatas at krema may panty at brang libo ang halaga may barong...

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Labor contractualization: A 25-year bane to workers

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Since 1989, under the amended Labor Code, labor contractualization — hiring workers for short-term, non-regular employment without the benefits accorded by law to regular workers —...

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Women solons seek end to ‘endo’

“We want to bring back to millions of workers the dignity of regular employment with its attendant living wage, union rights and benefits like maternity leave and health insurance.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

‘Job fairs no panacea for joblessness’

“Even if I have already passed the board exam, it's not an assurance that I could land a job immediately.” -- A graduate of engineering

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Contractualization trumps workers’ rights

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Winding up two-thirds of its six-year term, the P-Noy government came under the severest criticisms on International Labor Day for its basically anti-labor policies and failure...

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Workers turn ‘Endo’ into demand to end contractualization

Intensifying contractualization and implementing the two-tier wage system are the two main schemes being availed by the government and employers today to press or cut down wages. - Elmer “Bong” Labog, chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno

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