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Progressive partylists cite solutions to low wages, unemployment * Latest Posts Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Top Stories 

Progressive partylists cite solutions to low wages, unemployment

“No nation can prosper while its population wallow in unemployment and the government’s remedy for the problem is to herd its people and leave them to their fates abroad.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

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Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry * Latest Posts Economy Labor & Employment - Front Other Stories Special Reports 

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 that 2012 precedes an election year, the Aquino government only responded to decade-long calls of organized labor for a significant, nationwide wage hike with erroneous computations, and policies and pronouncements which labor groups decried as misleading and downright anti-worker. These policies are top billed this year by the labor department’s supposed improvement or…

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Church people support call for substantial wage hike * Latest Posts Labor & Employment Other Stories 

Church people support call for substantial wage hike

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Since the labor department admitted early this year, in the face of a growing call for a substantial wage hike, that indeed there were supervening events warranting wage hikes, less than half (or eight out of 17) of the country’s regional wage boards have issued new wage orders. It granted hikes amounting to as low as P5 ($0.12), with the “highest” at P22 ($0.53) in the National Capital Region, which all labor groups in the country denounced as too low to be of real…

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