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Labor officials estimate that some 500,000 overseas Filipino workers may be out of work by the end of August
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III agrees that unemployment due to the pandemic could even rise to 10 million
The government also passes the burden of coronavirus testing to employers
'Companies should provide transportation to workers, but public transportation is really key to enable workers traverse major thoroughfares of Metro Manila,' says Kilusang Mayo Uno
'The disabled Philippine economy largely depends upon OFW and immigrant remittances.... Thus, there’s no reason to treat these 'modern-day heroes' with insensitivity and overtaxation.
Saan kumukuha ng kapal ng apog ang mga taga-POLO upang isiping isusuko na lang ng Taiwan si Linn Ordidor dahil hiniling nila ito?
The protocols entail strict record-keeping by employers
Only a fraction of Filipino workers hit by the pandemic qualify for government aid. DOLE says they no longer have extra funds.
The lockdown does not stop Filipinos from protesting from home and calling for better government aid amid the coronavirus crisis
Bayan Panay says they planned to light a candle where Porquia was killed
'It is clear that a return to the normal – defined by the primacy of profit over the common good – is untenable, lest we risk further crises down the road'
The police arrest two labor leaders from Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino who staged a protest in a subdivision in Rodriguez, Rizal
'Look closely and see that theirs is not a heroic situation but a hostage-taking situation. We have martyrs, not heroes, trapped within a system that prefers profit over people.'
'For now, let us take to social media – the broadest unity of trade unions are waving the #RedLaborDay2020 banner this Labor Day on Twitter and Facebook'
'This pandemic has laid bare in the cruelest way, the extraordinary precariousness and injustices of our world of work'
Labor groups urge workers to voice out their complaints against the government's slow delivery of aid during the pandemic, as they take their battlecry online
The wage subsidy program will cover micro and small enterprises, including those in the gig economy and members of the media
The Labor Day protests will be held online or at home through selfies, online programs, and/or noise barrages
News reports from Taiwan quote its foreign ministry as saying that foreign workers enjoy freedom of speech and 'citizen treatment'
Ahead of Labor Day, Rappler will host a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local employment
Employers should also provide mental health support for staff, ILO says
The Philippine government wants Taiwan to deport a Filipina caregiver for her ‘nasty and malevolent’ posts about the President
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has asked overseas labor offices to be 'flexible' when processing requirements of applicants given their urgent need
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(UPDATED) DOLE describes as 'wrong' its earlier announcement that it has run out of money for OFWs who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic
(UPDATED) The suspension comes after the government was accused of repurposing donations into relief packs for Dubai OFWs affected by the coronavirus pandemic
Uzbekistan's labor ministry says 1.5 million Uzbeks are unemployed as a result of lockdown measures and other factors related to the global coronavirus pandemic
'The requests simply ballooned beyond the capacity of DOLE's resources,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
The Department of Labor and Employment again urges businesses to continue paying their workers during the outbreak
The ban is 'unfair,' especially to workers who already have jobs waiting for them abroad, says the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition
Here are the Department of Labor and Employment's guidelines for its cash assistance program for OFWs affected by the coronavirus outbreak
About 9,144 applicants of cash aid from the Bicol region will get P5,000 each from the Department of Labor and Employment
The labor group gathers reports of unjust employer practices from 318 employees in 160 companies during the coronavirus crisis
Payment of holiday pay for April 9, 10, and 11 can be deferred until 'the normal operations of the establishment [are] in place'
This pandemic has mercilessly exposed the deep fault lines in our labor markets. In a world where only one in 5 people are eligible for unemployment benefits, layoffs spell catastrophe for millions of families.
Filipino workers unable to get to their jobs abroad could receive P10,000, while employees of local companies affected by the coronavirus lockdown may get P5,000 from the government
'We have toiled so much and are solely responsible for the profits and success of companies, it's about time we are paid back as part of our fair share of the pie during these trying times,' says the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
Work from home, workday reductions, rotation of workers are 'highly encouraged' by the labor department
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The Department of Labor and Employment says employers can implement flexible working hours to avoid terminating employees or closing establishments
'On troll-ridden social media, I expected the security guard to be crucified. But instead, I saw comments not only sympathetic, but even empathetic, to the man'
(UPDATED) The Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the Chinese government has transferred 80,000 or more Uighurs out of camps in Xinjiang and into factories across the country
The lifting of the ban means newly-hired and returning skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, professionals, and household service workers can return and work in the Gulf state
Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program
(UPDATED) Repatriated overseas Filipino workers will receive at least P20,000 from the labor department. Those who choose to remain in the Philippines will also get livelihood assistance.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says a total lifting of the ban will 'not be happening any time soon'
Faculty members of the Ateneo de Manila University's Philosophy Department join the call for their release
Provided as part of a job fair held in Albay on January 28, the learning events let participants listen and ask questions about money management, employees' rights, and business starter ideas
The Department of Foreign Affairs also admits its difficulty in convincing OFWs in the Middle East to come home, as their top concern remains to be job security
The Labor Code also says that employees who choose not to work in times of disaster should not be sanctioned