• 23May
    Inland Trucking Trade Union Enrichment Seminar, May 23-25, 2019
  • 30May
    Leadership Training and Team Building, All Union Officers of Casino Espanol de Cebu Employees Union-ALU, May 30 and 31, 2019 in Begy. Taptap, Cebu City.
  • 31May
    Kilusang Manggagawa ng T’boli-ALU-TUCP Grievance Handling and LMC Seminar in T’boli, North Cotabato. May 31, 2019


23 May 2019
Senate OKs Security of Tenure Bill to end endo
Voting 15-0, the Senate approved on third and final reading Wednesday the bill seeking to eliminate the practice of endo or end of contract by employers and guarantee security of tenure of workers. Since the bill was considered as a priority and certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte, the chamber immediately approved the bill after passing it on second reading. Under Senate Bill 1826, ambiguities in the Labor Code, which is the source of circumvention of some employers, would be removed. It would also:
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21 May 2019
Senate OKs flexitime bill
Voting 17-0, the Senate approved on third and final reading Monday a bill seeking to provide employees with alternative working arrangements, including a four-day work week and flexitime. Senate Bill No. 1571 amends Article 83 of the Labor Code by making an exception to the normal eight hours of work a day when the exigency of business operations requires the adoption of a mutually agreed voluntary work arrangement between the employer and the employee. Under the proposal, alternative working hours shall not exceed 48 hours a week and there is no reduction of existing benefits such as overtime pay and night shift differential.
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20 May 2019
DOLE to help workers market their products online
The labor department is offering marketing assistance to informal sector workers through an online platform to enable them and micro-entrepreneurs to sell and promote their products in the internet. Called DOLE Livelihood Beneficiaries Products Showcase (DLBPS), the free online market platform developed and managed by the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), aims to enhance the selling and marketing capabilities of the beneficiaries of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP). In order to help improve their products and services, a product review is also featured in the online platform where buyers or customers can provide feedback or rate the marketed products.
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17 May 2019
PH ahead in diversity, inclusion of women in tech: IBM country head
MANILA - The Philippines is ahead when it comes to diversity and inclusion, especially for women in technology, the head of IBM Philippines said Thursday. Aileen Judan-Jiao, IBM Philippines first homegrown Filipino woman president and country general manager said that in the many markets that the multinational tech company operates, the country stands out with many women holding management positions. Jiao also said IBM is serious about its diversity and inclusion policies.
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8 May 2019
TUCP files P386 wage hike
THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) Central Visayas filed a P386 increase in workers wages on Tuesday, May 7. The labor group cited poverty and malnutrition among workers as supervening conditions that necessitate an increase. Raymond Mendoza, TUCP president, joined other labor officials in submitting the petition to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 7. The proposed wage hike will raise the minimum wage rate in Central Visayas to P772.
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8 May 2019
New law waives gov't document fees for first-time job seekers
GETTING A JOB. Jobseekers flock a one-day job fair at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on May 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler GETTING A JOB. Jobseekers flock a one-day job fair at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on May 1, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Under a new law, first-time job applicants no longer have to pay fees for government documents required for employment. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11261 or the First Time Job Seekers Assistance Act on April 10. Malacanang made it public on Tuesday, May 7. Under the new law, national and local government entities must not collect fees from first-time job seekers when they apply for government documents needed for employment in the country or abroad.
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