November 27, 2014     Philippines
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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 groups united to protest the incidences of “Endo” on Oct. 7, world day for decent work.

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

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Netizens want wage hike, end to contractualization asked netizens to tweet/tag us their Labor Day wish and here are their answers.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Citing low wages of no-union electronic workers, NXP nixes wage hike for own workers

“We don’t think our wages are that high, as these aren’t enough to cover the spate of price hikes in goods, services and other utilities.” – workers of NXP

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

TV5 employees’ union resists threats on job security, file notice of strike

A deadlock was reached in the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement after TV5 management refused to include in the talks its policy to declare certain positions as redundant.

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