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7 June 2018
Labor groups, solons assail Nedas P10,000 monthly budget scenario
Shamelessly out of touch. Hard to believe. Talking about another planet. These were among the reactions of labor groups and lawmakers to the governments economic planning agency that tried to explain how a Filipino family should adjust its P10,000 monthly budget to cope with rising prices of goods and services. Labor groups challenged officials of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) to live off on such meager income so they could experience how poor families were trying to make ends meet.
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1 June 2018
PLDT contractual workers claim regular benefits
A woman sheds a tear as she and hundreds of contractual employees listen to a union speech at the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) TelTec building in Mandaluyong City, Friday. The workers are trying to claim their regular benefits as legitimate employees of the company after winning a labor case on contractualization.
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29 May 2018
List of non-compliant firms released
A total of 3,377 companies were found to be engaged and suspected to be engaged in labor only contracting arrangements based on the initial list of non compliant establishment released by the labor department. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the list was culled from the result of inspections of 99,526 establishments from June 2016 to April 2018. We are now providing you the top 20 non complaint companies according to the number of workers that need to be regularized, from a list of 3,377 non-compliant establishments involving 224,852 workers from various parts of the country, Bello said. Among the top violators include the Jollibee Food Corporation with 14,960 affected workers, the Dole Philippines, Inc., with 10,521, and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) with 8,310.
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28 May 2018
Over 3k of 54k firms inspected so far found ignoring EO on endo
More than 3,000 of the 54,000 companies inspected so far nationwide do not comply with President Rodrigo Dutertes order prohibiting contractualization, the Labor Department said Sunday. Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB, said that 3,337 companies among those inspected have been found to be non compliant, and hinted that the DOLE might declare mandatory regularization as it did earlier with some firms.
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16 May 2018
SSS Fund life in precarious situation
The Social Security System (SSS) Fund may last only until 2026 if the second tranche of the P2,000 pension increase pushes through next year. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Dooc described the situation as precarious, a financial quandary with which, he said, the pension fund for private sector employees must not go through. Based on our actuarial studies, if we effect the increase in pension benefit by another one thousand to complete that two thousand peso commitment, our fund life will be further decreased to 2026, if the benefit will be given next year or 2019, Dooc noted.
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15 May 2018
DOLE urges informal sector workers to avail of livelihood aid
Cebu City, Philippines. Farmers, fisher folks, drivers, vendors, unpaid family members, and other workers who belong to the most vulnerable sector can avail of financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment to transition them from informal to the formal economy. This was emphasized by DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod as he encouraged qualified workers to avail of DOLEs Kabuhayan program, which is one of the components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), during the recent Labor Day celebration for the Informal Sector Workers. DOLEs Kabuhayan program enables the workers to build a viable employment option through income generating livelihood activities. Atty. Ma. Karina P. Trayvilla, Director of the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), added that the DOLE could grant livelihood assistance to workers in the informal economy under two categories group and individual projects.
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