“We cannot accept the continued legalization of contractualization and proliferation of agencies.”
The gap between the mandated minimum wage and the family living wage has widened over the years.
“There must be no distinction between Labor-Only Contracting and Job Contracting. Both must be declared illegal.”
“Dee is sticking with their lie that increasing wages would result in job losses while denying the fact that a significant wage hike, through the National Minimum Wage of P750, would only be a 30 percent decrease in their profits as per independent think-tank IBON Foundation’s research. This still leaves them with 70 percent of clean profits to pocket.”
“Clearly, the labor department has not yet taken concrete steps to fulfill the President’s commitment.”
Ibon Foundation and patriotic scientists are pushing for the development of the local steel industry, saying it is a basic industry that has a bearing on the development also of other industries, from construction to transportation to making machines for agriculture and consumer goods production.
The World Bank report noted that around three-quarters of all jobs and two-thirds of urban jobs in the Philippines are informal. Among wage workers, 6 out of 10 are hired informally, it said. “Informal wage workers lack employment contracts and social insurance, and are not protected against unfair dismissal.”
“This is a reflection of the current state of the country’s health workers who endure low wages under a privatized health system.”
“Just when the company is doing better, the management wants to short change the employees.”
“The DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) is sleeping on the case of Musahamat workers and it can no longer pretend that nothing is happening. By being silent, it is being complicit in the apparent campaign to silence the workers in Pantukan by any means possible, including murder.”
“Joblessness has become more widespread, wages have become more depressed, contractualization has become more rampant, and trade-union rights have become more repressed. Juan and Juana dela Cruz became poorer and more frequently hungry.”