• 07July
    IndustriAll/EC ICT, Electrical and Electronics Evaluation and Planning Meeting on 7 July 2017 to be conducted in Lotus Garden Hotel, 1227 A. Mabini cor. Padre Faura Sts., Ermita, Manila
  • 10July
    Trade Union Fundamentals, Mactan Isla Resorts & Spa, Lapu-Lapu City, 10 July 2017

LATEST NEWS

23 June 2017
Why the government TRAIN could derail
Under the government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program, projected gains from the VAT expansion (for fuel, automobile, and sugar-based foods) at P500 billion will offset revenue losses of P200 billion from the lowered personal income tax (PIT) for a net gain of P300 billion. Sounds good, right? However, many civil society groups, social movements in the labor, urban poor, and peasant sectors, and some economists object to TRAIN. The problem lies in the approach that the government has taken in emphasizing consumption taxes to raise revenues. This is seen as prorich and antipoor.
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23 June 2017
The worlds worst countries for workers
The Philippines figured among 10 economies found to have the worst workers rights violations in the 2017 Global Rights Index released on June 13 by the International Trade Union Confederation. The report, which this year covered 139 economies, documented violations by governments and employers
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23 June 2017
60,000 na regular sa trabaho
Ipinagmalaki ni Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III na umaabot sa 60,000 empleyado ang naging regular na sa kanilang trabaho mula nang ipagbawal ang end of contract scheme (endo) sa bansa noong nakalipas na buwan ng Marso. Sinabi ng kalihim na mula nang ipagbawal ang endo ay umabot na sa nasabing bilang ang mga manggagawang Pilipino ang naging regular at inaasahang madaragdagan pa kapag tuluyan nang nawakasan ang endo sa pamamagitan ng implementasyon ng DO No. 174 series of 2017.
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22 June 2017
DOLE tatanggap ng bagong labor compliance officer
Mas pinaigting ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang kampanya nito upang wakasan ang iligal na uri ng kontraktuwalisasyon at ipatupad ang pagsunod sa labor standards at mga naaayong batas kasabay ng pagtanggap ng kagawaran ng mga bagong labor laws compliance officers. Ito ay matapos na aprubahan ng Department of Budget and Management ang kahilingan ng DOLE na magkaroon ng mga bagong tauhan na daragdag sa kasalukuyang 525 LLCO na nakadestino sa buong bansa.
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21 June 2017
DOLE has new labor compliance positions
The stepped up campaign of the labor department to end illegal contractualization and fully enforce compliance with labor standards and existing laws gained a boost this week with additional labor laws compliance officers set for hiring. This after the Department of Budget and Management acceded to DOLE’s request to tap new personnel on top of the existing 525 LLCOs deployed across the country. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said 36 new LLCO positions will be filled up soon to complement the roster of compliance officers for assignment to key areas where non-compliance with labor laws and standards is high.
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19 June 2017
DOLE coaches students in finding decent, better jobs
In its continuous effort to improve the working conditions of Filipinos, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) conducted a livelihood and job coaching seminar for the students in the City of Manila to help them get decent and sustainable jobs. More than 600 students from the six districts in the city of Manila, as well as citizens who aspire to put up their businesses, attended DOLE’s recent Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Caravan Learning Sessions held at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
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