• 28September
    Davao Farm Workers Union-ALU -TUCP, Leadership and Team Building Seminar, 28 September 2018,Davao Farm Plantation, Mintal Davao City
  • 13October
    South Mindanao Courier Company Inc. Employees Union-ALU- TUCP, Basic unionism Seminar, 13 October 2018, Davao City


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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10 September 2018
Suspension of TRAIN urged amid chocking economy
MANILA, Philippines - As skyrocketing consumer prices threaten to choke and eventually stall the economy, experts are urging legislators to suspend the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law and review its impact on consumer prices before moving to the second package of the program. I hope they consider the impact of these recent inflation numbers, economist Emmanuel Leyco said in an episode of The Chiefs on Cignal TVs One News Wednesday evening.
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7 September 2018
Price spiral blamed on economic managers
Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday blamed the countrys economic managers for the nine year high in the rate of inflation, saying this could compel the Senate to reverse fuel excise taxes that were imposed in January under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law. The recent inflation figures show that our economic managers are obviously not on top of this issue. We cannot wait for prices to get further out of control. The economic managers do not seem to be serious in dealing with the problem, Villanueva said.
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31 August 2018
Job hunting easy as Facebook App targets skilled workers
MANILA Skilled workers can now find work using a mobile app that promises to make job hunting as easy as connecting with friends on Facebook, its manager said. FindWork is designed specifically for blue collar workers and is location based allowing users to find nearby jobs, said its country manager, Rommel Torres. It caters to undergraduates, single mothers, technical vocational and K-12 graduates, even retirees who have difficulty finding jobs in traditional platforms, Torres said.
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29 August 2018
Safe, healthy workplace ensured
The labor department has ensured strict compliance of establishments with the occupational safety and health (OSH) standards as it welcomed the signing of the occupational safety bill, which seeks to penalize violators. The law entitled, An Act strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health standards and providing penalties for violations thereof, seeks to amend the 41-year old Labor Code of the Philippines, which contains no criminal penalties to violators. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III lauded the signing of the bill into law as it will provide full protection for workers against all hazards in their working environment.
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