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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

Labor dispute resolved at Cavite electronics firm

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Lakepower Converter Incorporated agrees to reinstate 64 employees, after the Department of Labor and Employment intervened to settle their dispute

[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 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

Electronics firm workers decry union busting

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Lakepower management refuses to allow union members to work unless they are subjected to disciplinary action following the strike

HELP US. Women workers from Cavite firm Lakepower ask the Department of Labor and Employment to intervene with their case. Photo courtesy of Partido Mangagawa

Cardinal Tagle breaks silence: Condemn murder

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle denounces not only extrajudicial killings but also other forms of murder such as abortion

'PROMOTE LIFE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle denounces all forms of murder, from extrajudicial killings and abortion, as he promotes 'integral life.' File photo by Noli Yamsuan

Duterte to companies: Stop contractualization or I will close you

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Magsunod kayo o ikakansela ko yung permit ninyo Mamili kayo the President warns companies

NO TO 'ENDO.' President Rodrigo Duterte threatens companies with closure if they continue unfair labor practices. File photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Valenzuela fire death trap highlights sweatshop abuses

May 15, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The deaths should serve as a wake up call for businessmen to stop these abuses says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

DEATHS. Body bags bear the remains of factory workers, burnt beyond recognition. Photo by PNP-PIO

600,000 'tricked and trapped' into labor in Mideast: ILO

Apr 09, 2013 - 8:47 PM

The UN s labour agency says an estimated 600 000 people are tricked and trapped into both forced employment and sexual exploitation in the Middle East