• 25April
    IndustriALL Philippines Women's Committee meeting, Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Quezon City Circle
  • 25April
    ILO/USDOL Inspection Project Sustainability Workshop, ECC Conference Room, Gil Puyat, Makati City
  • 27April
    IndustriALL Philippines High Level Leaders' Meeting, Amnace's Grill, Congressional Avenue, Quezon City
  • 27April
    Joint FLMW-NAPC/NAGKAISA/KMU Press Conference on Contractualization & other pressing issues of Filipino workers

LATEST NEWS

29 April 2017
Workers urge Duterte on EO to end contractualization
What we need is actually, yung promise ni Digong, not only his campaign promise but also yung promise niya noong February this year [na] wala na talagang contractualization. This was the statement of Michael Mendoza, one of the labor leaders present in a pre Labor Day press conference held by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Formal Labor and Migrant Workers Sectoral Council (FLMWSC), Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), and NAGKAISA Labor Coalition earlier today.
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26 April 2017
Workers seek P157 wage hike
ORGANIZED labor will push for a P157 across-the-board wage increase in the daily take-home pay for workers in the private sector and another P500 monthly cash subsidy from the government to enable workers to cope with widening poverty as inflation continues to reduce purchasing power. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), through spokesman Alan Tanjusay, on Tuesday said it will file petitions for wage increase before the Regional Tripartite Productivity Wage Board (RTWPB) beginning at the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila next week.
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21 April 2017
CL workers get P16 wage hike
TARLAC: Workers in the private sector in Central Luzon will get a P16 increase in their minimum daily wage beginning May 1 after the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board 3 issued an order for the raise. The new wage rate in the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales will be P380 for non-agriculture sector with P30 million or more total assets and P373 for those with less than P30 million assets; P350 for agriculture plantation; P334 for agriculture non-plantation; P369 for retail/service with 16 or more workers; and P355 for those with fewer than 16 workers.
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21 April 2017
PAL assures compliance with labor standards
The Philippine Airlines (PAL) said that it is verifying the alleged labor violations that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said some of its service providers have committed and vowed to comply with labor standards and practices. In a statement on Thursday, the airline company said that DOLE has sent PAL the results of its initial Special Assessment Visit of Establishments (SAVE) covering four stations – Bacolod, Dumaguete, Davao and Zamboanga, citing violations of labor standards which are contracting out workers, underpayment of wages, overtime pay and underpayment of service incentive leaves.
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17 April 2017
DoLE allots P709M for youth job program
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has allotted P709 million for its youth employment program this year. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd on Sunday said some 164,000 out of school youth and poor students, 15 to 30 years old, will benefit from the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). Also qualified under the program, Bello added, are displaced or would be displaced workers as a result of business closures, work stoppages or natural calamities
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17 April 2017
Restrictive labor laws underming MSMEs
RESTRICTIVE labor market laws prevent micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from flourishing despite the various fiscal incentive programs the government provides for MSME development, according to a new study by a government think tank. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said the fiscal incentives provided by the government to MSMEs to promote inclusive and sustainable growth and job creation have failed to achieve their goals due to existing labor market regulations that emphasize job security instead of worker mobility.
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