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On Labor Day, rival groups ask voters to elect senators who 'truly' represent workers

May 01, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Labor groups with varying political ideologies gather to express support for pro-worker senatorial candidates – a show of unity that they describe as 'historic'

LABOR DAY. Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno march to Mendiola, Manila as part of their Labor Day activity on May 1, 2019. Phoyo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Labor groups thank Henry Sy Sr as 'biggest job provider'

Jan 19, 2019 - 3:54 PM

(UPDATED) 'We also recognize as part of his lasting legacy for workers and their families his last-minute efforts to commit to voluntarily regularize and directly hire thousands of SM employees into SM over a period of time,' a labor group says

JOBS. SM Supermalls have regularized more than 11,000 workers in 2018. Rappler file

Labor groups enraged as Duterte sacks Leftist Usec Joel Maglunsod

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte fires Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod without explaining why, but mentions the rising number of workers' strikes in the country

MAY DAY. Trade union leaders along with workers from different labor groups and federations march near Malacanang to protest on Labor Day, May 1, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Labor group to Duterte: Hike wages amid shrinking purchasing power

Jul 14, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Average minimum wage in the non-agricultural sector across all regions amount to P330.47 daily in April, but the actual purchasing power of Filipinos is only P208.38, says ALU-TUCP

HIGHER PRICES. Basic goods has seen a spike in prices at the Kamuning Public Market in Quezon City on June 26, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Labor group accuses Calida firm of nonpayment of SSS premiums

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:30 PM

(UPDATED) Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency, owned by Solicitor General Jose Calida's family, says the allegations made by ALU-TUCP are 'utterly false'

NON-PAYMENT. Labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines said Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency has not been paying its employee's Social Security System remittances for years.

Hontiveros hits 'reckless' Duterte appeal for OFWs to leave Kuwait

Apr 29, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'President Duterte is promising our OFWs jobs back in our country when he can't even sign an executive order to address labor contractualization and protect the workers' security of tenure,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

A handout photo released on February 20, 2018 by the Kuwaiti newspaper, Kuwait Times, shows Filipino workers trying to get amnesty waiting outside the Philippine embassy in Kuwait City.  Philippine President earlier this month announced a departure ban for Filipinos planning to work in Kuwait, after the murder there of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis. / AFP PHOTO / KUWAIT TIMES / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KUWAIT TIMES" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Labor groups light candles to call for better working conditions ahead of May 1

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:43 PM

ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay urges Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to work harder to ensure safer and healthier workplaces for Filipino laborers

REMEMBERING. Union workers light candles to remember their colleagues who died or got injured due to work accidents. Photo from Alan Tanjusay's Facebook page

Palace sides with Bello: No EO vs contractrualization, up to Congress to pass law

Apr 19, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Amid talks of an executive order against contractualization, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III changes his tune and passes the buck to Congress to pass a law instead

NO EO. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello says there will no longer be an executive order against contractualization. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Will Duterte sign EO vs contractualization on April 16?

Apr 15, 2018 - 8:20 PM

After being postponed twice this year, will the executive order against contractualization finally get President Rodrigo Duterte's approval?

NO TO 'ENDO.' President Rodrigo Duterte promises labor groups that he will sign an executive order stopping end of contract scheme. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Labor union eyes wage hike petition amid TRAIN effects on prices

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines says it would seek a nationwide wage increase if the tax reform law triggers 'exorbitant' inflation

INFLATION. A labor union is eyeing to file a petition for a nationwide wage increase should prices of goods become 'exorbitant' because of the tax reform initiative. File photo

Labor unions slam DOLE over Davao mall fire deaths

Dec 26, 2017 - 1:35 PM

The Davao mall fire deaths stem from a failure to enforce labor laws that promote safe workplaces, a labor coalition says

GRIEF. A woman breaks into tears as she hears the news that one of her family members is feared dead in a Davao City mall fire on Saturday, December 23. File photo by Barry Ohaylan

Gov’t urged to shield poor from higher costs due to tax reform law

Dec 19, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines says 15.6 million informal workers will be affected by the newly-signed Train law

SSS asked to stop contribution hike amid stock trading controversy

Nov 01, 2017 - 1:52 PM

'The SSS must first clean its house and implement internal reforms before any additional burden is imposed on more than 32 million workers who are its members and beneficiaries,' says Partido Manggagawa

SSS. Retirees file for their pension inside the Social Security System. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

SSS urged to suspend officials involved in stock trading controversy

Oct 31, 2017 - 2:21 PM

SSS Commissioner Jose Gabriel La Viña accuses 4 top-level officials of earning by trading stocks using stockbrokers who manage the agency's pension fund

CONTROVERSY. Four executives of the Social Security System are accused of earning by trading stocks using stockbrokers who manage the agency’s pension fund. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Nationwide inspection set for DOLE high heels order

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Department Order 178 stops companies from requiring their employees to wear high heels at work

P21 minimum wage increase granted to Metro Manila workers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

From P491 minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P512 starting October

P21 INCREASE. The Metro Manila wage board has granted a P21 increase in the minimum wage of workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOLE: Employers can't force women to wear high heels at work

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Department of Labor and Employment also requires all business establishments to provide sitting breaks for both male and female workers

NO HIGH HEELS. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III signs an order preventing employers to require female workers to wear high heels at work. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Stop requiring women to wear high heels at work – labor union

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Unions urge the labor department to impose this on employers citing studies that have linked wearing high heels to postural problems injury and bunion formation

NO HIGH HEELS. A labor union is urging the Philippine labor department to ban employers from requiring their female workers to wear high heels at work. Photo from Wikipedia

Labor union to wage board, employers: Try living on P357 a day

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The P491 minimum wage in Metro Manila has a real value of only P357 based on National Wages and Productivity Commission data

JOBS. Unemployed Filipinos in a job fair. Rappler file photo

Duterte admin's tax reform package a 'big mistake' – labor coalition

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:15 PM

ALU TUCP says the tax reform package just passed by the House is not uplifting because those who are already poor workers would become even poorer

UNEMPLOYMENT. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Labor group pushes for P92 wage increase in Central Visayas

Jul 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The proposed wage hike is too high says the head of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Let us not kill each other Let us survive together

Rappler file photo by Roy Lagarde