• 14November
    A seminar on Understanding paralegal works for Trade Union Leaders. Cebu City, 14 November 2018
  • 17November
    Pearl Farm Workers Union, 101 Unionism Seminar and Leadership Training to all union employees, Davao City, November 17-18, 2018
  • 28November
    MRSD Organizing Seminar, Davao City, November 28-30, 2018
  • 30November
    Marcventures Meeting with Board Members, Davao City, 30 November 2018
  • 01December
    Orientation of Union Officers of Marcventures, Davao City, 01 December 2018
  • 05December
    Leadership Training and Team Building, Cebu City, 05 December 2018


16 November 2018
Workers assured of bigger 13th month pay
Workers from the public and private sectors will get a bigger 13th-month pay and Christmas bonus because of the law that raised the tax exemption cap on bonuses and benefits. Beginning this year, the 13th-month pay and other benefits, including productivity incentives and Christmas bonuses, will not be taxed if they do not exceed P90,000. “Buong-buo nang maiuuwi ng mga empleyado ang kanilang bonus sa kani-kanilang pamilya. Tiyak na makadaragdag ito sa kanilang pang-gastos para sa pagdiriwang ng Pasko at bagong taon,” Senator Sonny Angara said.
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16 November 2018
On survey results on joblessness: DOLE assures stable employment situation
Following the release of results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on joblessness, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III assured the public that the employment situation is stable and that the labor department is steadfast in its employment facilitation services and the preservation and protection of employment. “We recognize the SWS survey result, but on the other hand, we need to see the larger picture. The Labor Force Survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority says that the unemployment rate has decreased,” said Labor Secretary Bello citing the unemployment rate of 5.4 percent (2.3 million Filipinos) in the July 2018 round of the LFS. The third quarter survey of the SWS meanwhile, showed that adult joblessness is at 22 percent (9.8 million adults).
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13 November 2018
Labor group may seek another wage hike in Dec or Jan
MANILA - The country's largest labor group said Monday it would likely seek another minimum wage increase in December or January, following a P25 hike in Metro Manila. Instead of appealing the P25 hike, which was below its P334 petition, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines will file a fresh petition for a P315 to P350 increase, said its spokesperson, Alan Tanjusay.
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12 November 2018
DOLE, Jobstreet renew partnership on employment facilitation
Recognizing the role of the private sector in employment facilitation, the labor department renewed its partnership with Jobstreet.com on the provision of labor market information and facilitation of job fairs and other recruitment related events. This partnership would definitely bolster and further the Departments mandate to provide decent, productive, and sustainable employment for our Filipino workforce, and create more areas of collaboration, said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III after signing the memorandum of understanding with Jobstreet.com Country Manager Philip Gioca at the DOLE Central Office in Intramuros, Manila.
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12 November 2018
Workers buying less food due to inflation
MANILA, Philippines Workers nationwide are buying less food and this is likely to continue despite the grant of pay hikes. The lower GDP (gross domestic product) numbers demonstrate what the Ateneo School of Government calls shrinkflation where families buy less and less food and try just to survive, Associated Labor Unions (ALU) said in a statement.
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12 November 2018
Palace says finding ways to improve employment
MANILA The government is addressing the local employment situation, Malacanang said Sunday after an opinion poll showed that more Filipinos were jobless. The Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found that some 9.8 million Filipinos or 22 percent have no jobs, higher than the 8.6 million or 19.7 percent in June this year.
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