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Labor groups eye complaint vs Bello over deal with employers

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Nagkaisa and Kilusang Mayo Uno say it was 'wrong' for Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to grant the Employers' Confederation of the Philippines a 3-year labor inspection moratorium

SECURITY OF TENURE. Labor groups reiterate that the memorandum of agreement with employers' groups will not solve contractualization, but a law will. Photo from Nagkaisa Labor Coalition

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 groups dismayed by signed 'employer-backed' EO vs endo

May 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

The executive order against contractualization signed by President Rodrigo Duterte does not include a key provision from the labor draft that mandates direct hiring of employees

MARCH. Thousands of workers marched to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, 2018. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

Malacañang: Duterte EO on 'endo' to 'side with labor forces'

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The executive order, which Malacañang previously downplayed, may be finalized by May 1, Labor Day, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Prior to his speech, the President met with leaders from various labor organizations wherein they discussed various labor concerns including contractualization among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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 groups hit Duterte: Where's signed EO vs contractualization?

Mar 15, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Once again, President Rodrigo Duterte fails to sign the proposed executive order ending contractualization on his self-imposed deadline

FAILED PROMISES. Different labor groups under Kilusang Mayo Uno and Nagkaisa Labor Coalition gather on Thursday, March 15 in Mendiola as they hold an indignation protest against the failed promise of President Duterte to issue an Executive Order against contractualization today. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DOLE denies delaying signing of EO vs contractualization

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Labor groups are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise to end contractualization. The Department of Labor and Employment urges them to be patient.

END ENDO. Labor leaders talk to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III at the Department of Labor and Employment on February 26, 2018 to urge DOLE and the President to sign the anti-contractualization executive order. Photo from the Partido Manggagawa Facebook page

DOLE hits over 30% of regularization target as yearend nears

Nov 26, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says 75,430 workers have already been regularized as of November 3

TARGET. Labor undersecretary Joel Maglungsod says DOLE Regional Offices estimates that there are nearly 200,000 workers that needs to be regularized. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOLE, labor unions eye new EO to stop contractualization

Nov 09, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment is open to creating a joint draft of an executive order against contractualization that would be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. Workers call to prohibit the practice of contractualization rather than regulating it. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte's silence on workers' issues in SONA 2017 disappointing – labor unions

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

His silence is a great disappointment for workers as we were expecting him to announce the release of an executive order prohibiting all forms of contractualization says labor coalition Nagkaisa

POST-SONA. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before the protesters after his State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1

Pre-Labor day protest of women group Gabriela and Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan greeting the arrival of the heads of state of ASEAN members at Mendiola April 28, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO vs contractualization

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Labor groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day on May 1

Keeping 'endo' alive: DOLE’s Department Order No. 174

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The labor department s dilly dallying is in stark contrast to the President’s consistent and unequivocal stand against contractualization

NO CONTRACTUALIZATION. Labor groups want all forms of contractualization to be prohibited. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

Mar 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says only Congress not the Department of Labor and Employment can completely ban contractualization

NEW ORDER. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III signs the new order that sets the rules on labor contracting and subcontracting. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Labor groups: Draft order vs contractualization betrays dialogue with Duterte

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says In the meantime there s a law which allows certain forms of contractualization That is what we will implement

STAKEHOLDERS. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III meets with representatives of the labor and employer sectors. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Duterte to meet with labor groups on February 27

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the signing of the department order requiring agencies or contractors to regularize workers will be deferred until after the meeting

NO TO ENDO. Labor groups are set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte on February 27 to discuss their proposals in ending labor contractualization. Rappler file photo

No 'endo' in 2017? Challenge of ending labor contractualization

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are confident about regularizing the 65 000 employees affected by the 5 5 5 scheme

ENDO. Workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition march to Mendiola in Manila on January 4, 2016 calling on the government for an end to the practice of contractualization in the labor sector. Photo by martin San Diego/Rappler

DOLE order ending contractualization expected in February

Feb 04, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III wants to sign the department order on Valentine s Day February 14

NO TO ENDO. Workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition march to Mendiola in Manila on January 4, 2016 to call on the government to end the practice of contractualization. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

SONA 2015: Too rosy a picture of labor gains?

Jul 28, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Aquino fails to mention plans on how to address widespread contractual labor while groups challenge the President s claim that OFWs have returned for good

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) during the Joint Session of the 16th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on Monday (July 27, 2015). (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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

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

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

Labor Day demands: power rate cuts, tax breaks

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:49 PM

About 30 000 workers will march from España to Mendiola on May 1 to press for tax exemptions and power rates cuts among others

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May 01, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Labor groups endorse candidates for Senate Survey says most Filipinos only have 7 senatorial candidates so far Comelec clears PCOS over counting mismatch

PNoy gets 'bokya' mark from labor groups

May 01, 2013 - 4:12 PM

The Nagkaisa coalition says Filipino workers need job security

Commentary: Aquino failed organized labor

Jul 23, 2012 - 12:54 PM

Labor unions lament that jobs are getting more precarious and the President has not made their concerns a priority