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Workers' strikes result of Duterte's policy failure – labor groups

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) 'There are certainly a number of reasons why investors are leaving...but the labor movement's advocacy for workers' rights is not one of them,' says labor group Sentro

LABOR DAY. The biggest demonstration in years, workers and various groups marched towards Mendiola Peach Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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 pushes for wage increase amid higher prices

May 25, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Partido Manggagawa says a majority of wage earners 'gained nothing' from the tax reform law and ended up 'devastatingly hit' by inflation

HIGHER PRICES. In this file photo, a protester holds a placard with a slogan "Train to Gutom," alluding to higher prices brought by the effects of the tax reform law. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler


FACT CHECK: Labor groups not shamed by signed EO on contractualization

May 04, 2018 - 6:53 PM

While Duterte signed an EO on contractualization on Labor Day, labor groups who rallied at Mendiola say the order backed employers, not Filipino workers

WATCH: On Labor Day, thousands of workers protest vs endo EO

May 01, 2018 - 10:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order supposedly ending contractualization, but labor groups think otherwise

LABOR DAY. On May 1, 2018, thousands of workers march to Mendiola to protest against the executive order signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in Cebu. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Walang silbi': Labor groups reject Duterte's EO vs endo

May 01, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Metro Manila roads turn red on Labor Day, as thousands of protesters brought to Mendiola their crushed hopes of ending contractualization under the Duterte administration

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Unemployment rises under Duterte's watch

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that 145,000 more Filipinos were unemployed in 2017 at 2,185,000

INDUSTRIALIZATION. A worker accomplishes his tasks at a car manufacturing plant. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

[OPINION] Only bad investors are scared of regular workforce

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:03 PM

It'’s about time that on this class issue, the Chief Executive exercises his political judgement in favor of the workers rather than preserve the status quo being enjoyed to the max by the capitalists

'Senate must pick up fight vs contractualization' – Hontiveros

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:41 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo meanwhile calls on workers and employers to find a middle ground on the issue of contractualization

NO EO. Labor groups stage a rally in Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City to protest President Rodrigo Duterte's non-issuance of Executive order on contractualization. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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 groups seek wage hike for Central Visayas

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

One petition is for an across-the-board daily wage increase of P155.80, while another petition wants an increase of P120

Labor group to Malacañang: Don't pass fight vs contractualization to Congress

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:35 PM

'Ending contractualization is a political promise of the President. It is sad that Malacañang is now expecting that promise to be fulfilled by Congress,' says Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. Labor groups urge government to end contractualization in a protest held in front of the Department of Labor and Employment on March 15, 2018. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

Duterte fires campaign spokesman as NIA chief

Mar 01, 2017 - 8:45 AM

5th UPDATE The President mentions his decision to let go of Peter Laviña in a recent meeting with labor groups The outgoing NIA chief says he resigned

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

Labor groups reject DOLE's 'stricter endo' order

Dec 19, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A coalition of labor groups says the new order set to to be issued on December 28 will only benefit employers

On Labor Day, Robredo wants to plug gaps in labor laws

May 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

At a Labor Day rally the vice presidential candidate also says voters should look at what candidates have done for the labor sector even before workers rights became a hot topic for the elections

PROTECTING WORKERS. Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo addresses labor groups at a rally organized by SENTRO on May 1, 2016. Photo courtesy of Leni Robredo's media group

Labor groups ask SC to abolish regional wage boards

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The Wage Rationalization Act has led to different minimum wages in the regions as determined by their respective wage boards causing inequality among workers

EQUAL MINIMUM WAGE? Labor groups go to the Supreme Court to ask for the abolition of regional boards that set varying wages, and instead pushes for national minimum wage rates. File photo by Roy Lagarde/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

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

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2013

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