November 25, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, November 13th, 2015

Sixth month of Kentex fire marked with protest

MANILA — Workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno gathered at Plaza Sta. Cruz in Manila this morning to mark with protest the sixth month of the Kentex factory fire, which killed more than 74 mostly women workers. They said justice is being delayed and denied to the fire victims and survivors. The

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Private hospital workers’ unions to join APEC protest

“It would be much better if President Aquino alloted the budget in this summit for the modernization of government hospitals .”

Friday, September 4th, 2015

‘Workers worse off despite triple hike in DOLE budget’ – Gabriela solons

“There is no reason at all to throw in taxpayers' money to DOLE when it cannot even provide Congress with the nationwide and disaggregated statistics of contract labor employees in the private sector, a piece of information...

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Japanese firm workers slam “illegal dismissal” of 100 colleagues

“Under DO 18-A, it has now become legal for companies to evade responsibility in giving workers their right to regular employment."

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Workers belie rosy economic growth figures

The disparity between the rich and the poor has only widened as wages were kept depressed and dragged further down by the two-tier wage system, which the Aquino administration introduced early into its term.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

2 months after Kentex fire| Workers demand policy change, justice

“Justice is what we want.”

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Contractualization kills – workers’ groups

"It is an alarming business practice: workers both in public and private sectors are forced to work for wages below the meagre minimum wage, with no benefits, no job security and under poor health and safety...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Is the Philippines under a state of war? Against whom?

MANILA – Twice in public this month, the Philippine flag was displayed the ‘wrong’ way. A unique feature of the Philippine flag is the symbolism of its equal bands of red and blue — it indicates a...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

GMA 7 talents declared as regular employees

"The employment status of a person is defined and prescribed by law and not by what the parties say it should be."

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Tanduay workers fighting for what is due them

“We love our jobs that’s why we want to have security of tenure as regular workers.”

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Health workers call for wage hike, decry contractualization, privatization of health services

“The Aquino administration has never increased our salaries, and worse, the number of contractual health workers increased.”

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