• 13October
    South Mindanao Courier Company Inc. Employees Union-ALU- TUCP, Basic unionism Seminar, 13 October 2018, Davao City
  • 17October
    Basic Trade Unionism for Candymaker Employees Association-ALU, 17 October 2018
  • 24October
    General Assembly of South Mindanao Courier Company Inc. Employees Union- ALU TUCP, Davao City, 24 October 2018
  • 27October
    Election of officer in UBC/Sumifru Salaysay Workers Union-ALU, Davao City, 27 October 2018
  • 27October
    Labor Education Seminar for Line Leaders of Minebea Mitsumi Workers Union, 27 October 2018


17 October 2018
DOLE backs security of tenure bill
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has thrown its full support to the Senate in the final push for the passage of the Security of Tenure Bill. Labor Assistant Secretary Joji Aragon said her team was instructed by Secretary Silvestre Bello III to provide all the necessary technical assistance to the senators as the Senate hammers out its version of the job security measure. Senator Joel Villanueva, labor committee chairman, sponsored Senate Bill No. 1826 or the Act strengthening the workers right to security of tenure now subject to plenary interpellation. Upon orders and guidance from Secretary Bello, we are providing assistance to the lawmakers and to Senator Villanueva who sponsored for the passage of the measure. We look forward to its immediate advancement to the bicameral committee, Aragon said.
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2 October 2018
SSS Contribution hike needed for expanded maternity benefits
MANILA - The Social Security System on Monday said it would need an additional P4 billion to P5 billion a year to fund the proposed expansion of maternity leave benefits. The pension fund said that it currently is already facing difficulty covering the benefits of members, and estimates that the funding the expanded maternity benefits would require a 0.3 percent to 0.4 percent hike in the contribution rate.
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2 October 2018
Bicam approves final version of expanded maternity bill
MANILA - A Congressional bicameral conference approved on Monday the final version of a law that will grant additional maternity leave benefits to parents. The Expanded Maternity Bill, once signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, would provide 105 days of paid maternity leave credits to all working mothers, with 7 days transferable to fathers. Meanwhile, an additional 15 days will be granted to single mothers. Under the measure, which applies to all instance of pregnancies, removing the 4-pregnancy cap.
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25 September 2018
Duterte certifies anticontractualization bill as urgent
MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the Security of Tenure Bill, in a bid to give more job security to Filipino workers by prohibiting the practice of contractualization. Duterte told Senate President Vicente Sotto III in a letter that he has certified as an urgent measure Senate Bill 1826 in order to strengthen workers security of tenure by prohibiting the prevalent practices of contractualization and labor-only contracting. According to Duterte, these labor practices continue to immerse our workers in a quagmire of poverty and underemployment.
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13 September 2018
IndustriaALL visits the Philippines as unions celebrate maternity win
The mission, lead by general secretary Valter Sanches, coincided with the passage of a bill on expanded maternity leave by the House of Representatives that will soon become law. This is a major victory for unions in the Philippines who have long campaigned on the issue. IndustriALL has campaigned on maternity protection since 2014. The IndustriALL mission recognizes the struggle of affiliates for better working conditions for men and women workers in the country. Meeting with labour department officials, Sanches expressed the need for more collaborative work with trade unions in the fight against precarious work, and for the passage of a security of tenure bill that is still pending at the Senate. The bill seeks to protect employment security of workers and guarantees their rights and benefits.
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10 September 2018
Peso weakens to 12 year low
A month after implementing its biggest rate hike in a decade to fight rising prices, the central bank on Wednesday reverted to its stance of highlighting the role of food supply shocks factors it says are beyond its control in pushing the August inflation rate to a nine-year high of 6.4 percent. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. also urged government policy makers to use more decisive nonmonetary measures to fully address inflation that were rooted in “cost-push factors,” and rice supply in particular.
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