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20 January 2020
Group bats for 25percent hazard pay for workers in Taal area
MANILA -- A labor group on Saturday said workers in establishments and members of the media, who are working within the danger zone of the Taal Volcano, are entitled to a minimum of 25 percent hazard pay. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) Party-list Rep. Raymond Mendoza is calling for the payment of hazard pay to an estimated 2,000 employees working in restaurants and hotel establishments in Tagaytay City.
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19 January 2020
Duterte aprubado ang total deployment ban sa Kuwait
MAYNILA - Aprubado kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang isinulong ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) na total deployment ban sa Kuwait, kasunod ng karumaldumal na sinapit ng Pinay worker na si Jeanelyn Villavende sa kamay ng kaniyang employer. President Duterte is for a total ban until the memorandum of agreement between the two countries is fully implemented and the terms contained therein are incorporated in every labor contract with our OFWs, ani Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo.
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16 January 2020
POEA approves total ban on deployment of workers to Kuwait following Villavende death
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved a resolution imposing a total ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait.It said the total ban was made on recommendation of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. This comes following the recent death of overseas Filipino worker Jeanelyn Villavende in Kuwait. Earlier, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) condemned the Villavende autopsy report submitted by the Kuwaiti government to the Philippines for allegedly being fake.
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15 January 2020
The Philippines is One of the Worst Countries to Live on Minimum Wage
According to the Picodi report, the minimum net wage in the Philippines is P5,922. A basic food basket that contains the minimum nutritional needs of an adult costs P4,447 or 75.1 percent of the minimum wage for 2020. Other Asian countries that implement minimum wage but fared better are Thailand (47th place), Vietnam (46th place), and Malaysia (35th place).
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13 January 2020
Give incentives for work on days of calamity-DOLE
In times of natural or man-made calamity, the labor department said employers may provide extra incentives or benefits to employees who reported to work on the said days. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said this is to alleviate the plight of employees. In Labor Advisory No. 1, the labor department also enumerated the applicable pay rules in case of suspension of work in the private sector by reason of natural or man made calamity. The following are the pay rules If the employee does not report for work No pay, unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement granting payment of wages on said day. The employee with leave credits may be allowed to utilize such leave so that he will have compensation on said days.
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