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Amend labor code to end endo, labor candidates pitch to voters

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:08 PM

For starters, labor lawyer Allan Montaño says there is a big difference to changing the word ‘or’ to ‘and’ in the labor code definition of a contractor and sub-contractor

LABOR WIN. Labor candidates (L-R) Neri Colmenares, Ka Leody De Guzman, Allan Montaño and Ernesto Arellano pitch their labor code amendments to end contractualization during a forum on April 15, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

House approves bill punishing more acts of job discrimination vs women

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:05 PM

House Bill No. 6769 seeks to penalize those who would favor male over female employees in the assignment of duties in the workplace

NO TO WOMEN DISCRIMINATION. Lawmakers are backing a bill that would increase prohibited discriminatory acts against women in the workplace.

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'The role of legislation in this case is to rip away the protective veil of sexual discrimination,' says Labor and employment committee chair Randolph Ting, who sponsors the bill on second reading

GENDER EQUALITY. Lawmakers want to expand the discriminatory acts against women in the workplace that would be subject to penalties. Photo by AFP

LOOK: Duterte's executive order on contractualization

May 02, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Executive Order 51, released in full on May 2, does not declare direct hiring as the norm in labor arrangements, which groups said would have made it a 'landmark' measure

Labor day 2018 marked by workers historic and outrage vs the facist Duterte regime. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte to certify security of tenure bill as urgent

May 01, 2018 - 2:48 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges the limitations of his new executive order and calls on Congress to amend the 'outdated' Labor Code

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor and Employment Secretary discuss some of the provisions of the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contractualization during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. The President signed the EO during the event signifying his firm commitment to put an end to illegal contractualization. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

House approves security of tenure bill on 3rd reading

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Should it be passed into law, the measure would ban hiring workers for limited periods of time, or what is known as 'fixed-term' labor contracts

SECURITY OF TENURE. The House of Representatives passes the security of tenure bill on 3rd reading. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:48 PM

The 3rd in a series of nationwide protests comes a day after Macron signed his signature reforms into law

DOLE gets P15M to hire more labor inspectors, boost anti-endo drive

Jun 24, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The additional fund will allow DOLE to hire 36 labor law compliance officers

ENDO. Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an End of Contractualization (ENDO). Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

House seeks to increase penalties for minimum wage violations

May 01, 2017 - 6:50 PM

House Bill 5018 and House Bill 356 seek to make it more difficult for employers to shirk the duties of properly paying their workers

Hazards in labor contracting: What about the PH tuna industry?

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:24 PM

The Department of Labor order covering handline fishing is without teeth absent sweeping inspections across the tuna industry

TUNA. A man carries a freshly caught fish that weighs 30 to 40 kilograms. Photo by Buena Bernal

Can the next president end contractualization?

May 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All 5 presidential candidates have vowed to end contractualization if they win A deeper study of the issue however suggests that workers and labor unions cannot rejoice just yet

VLOG: DOLE tells companies to give 13th month pay by Dec 24

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:38 PM

13th month pay does not include other allowances and extra payments for employees who work overtime

Valenzuela Mayor Gatchalian faces criminal raps over Kentex fire

Jul 23, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The Department of Justice special panel also recommends a further investigation of the possible liabilities of labor officials over the largest industrial accident in the country

DOLE endorses to DOJ criminal cases vs Kentex

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz turns over to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima a briefer on violations of labor laws detailing possible evidence to support criminal action against Kentex Manufacturing and its subcontractor

Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Five persons were killed after they were trapped inside a burning rubber slipper factory in Valenzuela City, according to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Families of 57 Kentex fire casualties settle for P151,200

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:27 PM

The settlement includes a waiver against any further claims against the footwear manufacturer which lost 72 employees in the Philippines worst factory fire to date

DIALOGUE. Families of workers killed in the Kentex Manufacturing Corporation footwear factory fire line up to receive grocery packs and some financial assistance from the owner during a dialogue in Valenzuela City on Friday, May 22, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dire conditions found in factories around Kentex

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Workers are not provided with personal protective equipment including earplugs for noise pollution face masks for airborne contaminants and welding goggles

epa04747280 Filipino workers collect water next to a burnt footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Victims' kin, survivors file criminal raps vs Kentex

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:41 PM

A total of 52 – 8 casualties kin and 44 survivors – name 9 Kentex owners as respondents in their criminal complaint

CASUALTIES. Authorities examine charred bodies of workers killed in the Kentex factory fire in Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex says kin of more than half of fire casualties will settle

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The settlement of the civil aspect of the case aside the workers say they will still file a criminal complaint against the footwear manufacturer

Members of the SOCO examine charred bodies of workers killed in the slipper factory fire as they collect DNA and recognisable marks from the victims at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex 'dummy' ordered to pay P8.3M to 99 workers

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The amount is higher than the initial estimate of P7 8 million

Kentex survivors, victims' kin file complaint vs Baldoz, Roxas

Jun 08, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Workers go to the Ombudsman wary that the Aquino government is sparing Cabinet members and eyeing only Valenzuela local officials for possible charges

PROTEST. Family and relatives of kentex workers killed in the factory fire file charges against labor officials before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on June 8. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ creates special panel on Kentex factory fire

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The 6 member panel will review official reports and gather evidence to determine criminal and administrative charges over the deadly blaze

Metro Manila needs more labor laws compliance officers

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

There are only about 150 labor laws compliance officers in the region catering to over 37 344 establishments far from the recommendation of the International Labor Organization

SEARCH. Authorities enter the burnt Kentex factory in Valenzuela City. Photo by Francis Malasig

No push from Aquino to pass pro-worker laws

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Aquino says there is already an impetus from members of Congress themselves to enact these laws

23 factories near Kentex also show fire code violations

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:09 PM

President Aquino orders the review of the fire permits issued to over 300 000 establishments in Metro Manila

EXPLANATIONS. President Benigno Aquino III presents a scale model of the Kentex Manufacturing Corporation factory during a press briefing. Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Labor laws compliance system is 'landmark reform' – DOLE

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:26 PM

With the unfortunate incident happening under a system lauded for being a game changer in workplace assessment Aquino is under pressure to institute long lasting pro worker reforms

DEADLY BLAZE. A fire razes a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex to pay at least P7.8M to 'underpaid' workers – DOLE

May 23, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The amount excludes unpaid law mandated benefits reportedly denied to the 99 factory workers among others

Labor dep't orders Kentex 'dummy' to stop operations

May 23, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Depending on the results of ongoing probes criminal charges can likewise be lodged against CJC Manpower Services and Kentex Manufacturing

Valenzuela lawmaker hits mayor over Kentex permit

May 21, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Representative Magtanggol Gunigundo believes the grant of the footwear manufacturer s provisional business permit violated the Fire Code

KENTEX FACTORY. A view of a burnt footwear factory following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Deaths in PH factory fire show need for decent jobs

May 20, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Part of the government s commitment to uphold international labor standards is monitoring and regulating businesses so that jobs created are not mere sources of income but are also safe secure and decent

WIDOWER. Emmanuel Madiclom loses his wife and daughter to a Valenzuela fire. Photo by Faye Sales

Valenzuela factory fire 'rallying point' vs contractual labor

May 19, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Resigned Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says the incident provides an opportunity for pro worker groups to push for reforms

Kentex no-show at first DOLE meeting on deadly fire

May 19, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Labor officials believe that Kentex Manufacturing s subcontractor CJC Manpower Services is its dummy

Valenzuela fire 'setback' for PH manufacturing – analyst

May 18, 2015 - 7:43 PM

The fatal Valenzuela fire prompts many groups to question the effectiveness of the labor department s Labor Laws Compliance System

House panel tackles job security bills

Feb 19, 2015 - 4:31 PM

The House committee on labor and employment tackles 11 proposed measures on workers security of tenure on the Global Day of Action on the Right to Strike

PROTEST. Labor groups protest in front of the labor department during the Global Day of Action for the Right to Strike, February 18 2015. Photo from Kilusang Mayo Uno

College professors fear massive retrenchment due to K to 12

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:11 PM

A set of guidelines is expected to be released by the end of June to guide employers on what to do during the nationwide implementation of the program

Workers find ways: The farm worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Farm worker wins lawsuit against hacienda boss in Negros

UPHIL BATTLE. Jolu shares experiences in asserting his rights as sugar farm worker in Negros. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The coop worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Young cooperative worker in Negros reflects on her father s murder after a successful and profitable land reform process

THREATS AND SUCCESS. Cherry Pie reflects on her father's murder. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The factory technician

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Factory technician slams Coke s performance rating system as a union busting scheme

June of Federation of Coca Cola Unions

Workers find ways: The ship builder

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:30 AM

A ship builder speaks out on workplace safety

SAFETY. Marste speaks out about safety in the workplace. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The domestic helper

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Domestic worker takes Hong Kong employment agency to court

Jasmine of the Progressive Labor Union

Workers find ways: The volunteer nurse

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Volunteer nurses pay hospitals to work

PAY TO WORK. Erik says volunteer nurses like him pay hospitals to work. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The agency worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Agency worker helps form the first union in an industrial estate in Cebu

A FIRST. Eddie helps form the first union in a Cebu industrial estate. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The factory worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:45 AM

Labor struggles involve professional risk and personal sacrifice

RISK AND SACRIFICE. Ninoy, a factory worker, says labor struggles involve professional risk and personal sacrifice. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Workers find ways: The OJT student

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:45 AM

A migrant student who is on the job demands more school and less work

Josephine of National College of Science and Technology

Workers find ways: The BPO worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:30 AM

BPO workers form labor association to get pay back

Sylvio of the Inter-Call Center Association of the Philippines

Workers find ways: Tara, break muna

Sep 15, 2013 - 6:15 AM

Is it fun to be a worker in the Philippines?

Workers Find Ways: Tara, Break Muna

PNP crosses picket

Jul 21, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Labor dispute grows violent no end in sight

PNP crosses picket