• 14March
    Seminar on basic trade unionism and duties and responsibilities of a union member, Filport Workers Union-ALU-TUCP- Held at Km11 sasa port, Davao City. Batch 2, 14 March 2019
  • 16March
    Seminar on basic trade unionism and duties and responsibilities of a union member. On Filport Workers Union-ALU-TUCP. Held at Km11 sasa port, Davao City. Batch 3, 16 March 2019
  • 19March
    Seminar on basic trade unionism and duties and responsibilities of a union member. On Filport Workers Union-ALU-TUCP. Held at Km11 sasa port, Davao City. Batch 4, 19 March 2019

LATEST NEWS

11 March 2019
DOLE fast tracks IRR for Expanded Maternity Leave Law
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has assured the speedy crafting of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Expanded Maternity Leave Law, which provides additional maternity leave benefits to female workers in the private and public sectors. We have 90 days to craft the IRR but we dont intend to maximize it, instead we hope to come up with it in 45 to 60 days. This is one of our priority legislations that is why we are geared up in crafting the IRR to facilitate its implementation, Bello said. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Expanded Maternity Leave Act into law on February 20, 2019, granting 105 days or three months of paid maternity leave for female workers in the government and private sector regardless of the civil status or the legitimacy of her child.
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4 March 2019
Bello cancels signing of agreement with ECOP amid threats of charges from labor groups
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the signing of MOU did not push through. The signing did not push through. ECOP s commitment for the regularization program is no more, said Bello. Bello attributed the cancellation of the MOU signing to threats of some labor groups to charge the labor chief for partnering with ECOP.
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28 February 2019
Women have only three quarters of economic rights of men, finds World Bank
LONDON, United Kingdom Women on average have only three quarters of the legal protections given to men during their working life, ranging from bans on entering some jobs to a lack of equal pay or freedom from sexual harassment, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Researchers examined whether adult men and women had equal rights under the law in 187 countries to produce an equality index and measure progress over the last decade. They probed laws linked to women s work and economic freedom, including the right to work in all the same jobs as men and get paid equally, penalties for sexual harassment at work, parental work protections and inheritance rights.
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26 February 2019
In the face of 4th Industrial Revolution, it's time to educate girls and empower working women for v
The days of women being expected to just stay at home to cook, clean, and take care of children are long gone, and rightly so. Admittedly, we remain quite a ways off from truly closing the gap between sexes in terms of employment. 2017 numbers from the Philippine Statistics Authority indicate that across various industries, employed men outnumbered employed women by about 10 million. Still, it is not unheard of for women to participate, thrive and even excel in previously male dominated fields.
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22 February 2019
Labor groups welcome approval of extended maternity leave
Various labor groups have lauded the signing of the expanded maternal leave into law on Thursday. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said that the measure will ensure greater protection for working mothers. In behalf of the Filipino workers particularly the women working force who have been looking forward for this trail-blazing breakthrough, we thank President Duterte for doing the right thing in improving protection for working women, said TUCP President Raymond Mendoza. Mendoza said that the measure is a win win situation for working mothers, their babies, as well as the business sector.
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22 February 2019
TUCP thanks PRRD for Expanded Maternity Leave Law
MANILA - Not only will the 105-day Expanded Maternity Leave Law (EML) guarantee a healthier, highly productive next generation of Filipino workers, the measure will also ensure greater protection for working mothers. The consolidated enrolled bill, Senate Bill No. 1305 and House Bill No. 4113 on the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte today, February 21. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the country s largest labor group, thanked President Duterte for signing the measure into law, saying it will greatly benefit women working in the dangerous workplaces such as those exposed to toxic substances.
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