April 18, 2014     Philippines
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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.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

On World Day for Decent Work, workers march to Mendiola vs contractualization

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, June 28th, 2013

Antique govt employees complain about ‘unjust’ decisions of new governor

One government employee was dismissed and the others were deprived of the salary increase that is due to them under the Salary Standardization Law 3.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Future of city’s 10,000 workers to be decided

Chibo Tan of the National Federation of Labor Unions said the situation of the city government’s job order and contract of service workers only reflect the system of the current dispensation which implements contractualization, a scheme that...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Workers identify contractualization as their biggest enemy

There are many forms of contractualization in different industries.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Senatorial bet Casiño criticizes Aquino for depressing wages, pushing contractualization

“There really is something wrong in a system where workers are being deprived of the salary they deserve while companies are allowed to milk as much profits from their businesses. In the first place, there will be...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

President Aquino named as ‘Most Anti-Worker President’ by labor group

“Aquino was recognized as an ‘influential leader’ because of his rabid support for pro-capitalist and anti-worker policies. Not only has he refused to increase wages by a significant amount, he is trying to cut and freeze wages...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering...

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Labor dept, Aquino, blamed for employer’s hostility to unions, wage hike

By MARYA SALAMAT “Capitalists’ profits have steadily increased over the years...

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Labor groups call Aquino’s new wage system a ‘many-tiered deception’

By MARYA SALAMAT Labor groups slammed the Aquino government’s two tiered wage system...

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