“We welcome a brand new year with another victory, proving that good things come to those who fight for justice and their rights.”
Labor department’s decisions ordering the Lucio Tan company to regularize workers have yet to be enforced.
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…
“It would be much better if President Aquino alloted the budget in this summit for the modernization of government hospitals .”
“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 that Gabriela has been asking for all throughout Aquino’s presidency.”
“Under DO 18-A, it has now become legal for companies to evade responsibility in giving workers their right to regular employment.”
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.
“Justice is what we want.”
“It [contractualization] 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 work conditions.”
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 state of war if the flag is displayed with the red side on top. The Philippine government traditionally…
“The employment status of a person is defined and prescribed by law and not by what the parties say it should be.”