• 17October
    Basic Trade Unionism for Candymaker Employees Association-ALU, 17 October 2018
  • 24October
    General Assembly of South Mindanao Courier Company Inc. Employees Union- ALU TUCP, Davao City, 24 October 2018
  • 27October
    Election of officer in UBC/Sumifru Salaysay Workers Union-ALU, Davao City, 27 October 2018
  • 27October
    Labor Education Seminar for Line Leaders of Minebea Mitsumi Workers Union, 27 October 2018

LATEST NEWS

19 October 2018
Work from home bill one step closer to becoming a law: solon
MANILA The Telecommuting Act of 2017 also known as the work from home bill is a step closer to becoming a law pending the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte, a lawmaker said Thursday. The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report earlier this month. Under the measure, employers are encouraged to allow private sector employees to telecommute or work from their homes, the senator said.
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17 October 2018
DOLE backs security of tenure bill
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has thrown its full support to the Senate in the final push for the passage of the Security of Tenure Bill. Labor Assistant Secretary Joji Aragon said her team was instructed by Secretary Silvestre Bello III to provide all the necessary technical assistance to the senators as the Senate hammers out its version of the job security measure. Senator Joel Villanueva, labor committee chairman, sponsored Senate Bill No. 1826 or the Act strengthening the workers right to security of tenure now subject to plenary interpellation. Upon orders and guidance from Secretary Bello, we are providing assistance to the lawmakers and to Senator Villanueva who sponsored for the passage of the measure. We look forward to its immediate advancement to the bicameral committee, Aragon said.
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2 October 2018
SSS Contribution hike needed for expanded maternity benefits
MANILA - The Social Security System on Monday said it would need an additional P4 billion to P5 billion a year to fund the proposed expansion of maternity leave benefits. The pension fund said that it currently is already facing difficulty covering the benefits of members, and estimates that the funding the expanded maternity benefits would require a 0.3 percent to 0.4 percent hike in the contribution rate.
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2 October 2018
Bicam approves final version of expanded maternity bill
MANILA - A Congressional bicameral conference approved on Monday the final version of a law that will grant additional maternity leave benefits to parents. The Expanded Maternity Bill, once signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, would provide 105 days of paid maternity leave credits to all working mothers, with 7 days transferable to fathers. Meanwhile, an additional 15 days will be granted to single mothers. Under the measure, which applies to all instance of pregnancies, removing the 4-pregnancy cap.
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25 September 2018
Duterte certifies anticontractualization bill as urgent
MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the Security of Tenure Bill, in a bid to give more job security to Filipino workers by prohibiting the practice of contractualization. Duterte told Senate President Vicente Sotto III in a letter that he has certified as an urgent measure Senate Bill 1826 in order to strengthen workers security of tenure by prohibiting the prevalent practices of contractualization and labor-only contracting. According to Duterte, these labor practices continue to immerse our workers in a quagmire of poverty and underemployment.
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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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