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Families of call center employees who died in Davao fire to receive P5-M aid

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:48 PM

SSI also continues to pay their employees their salaries, while also looking for possible ways to provide them with new employment

TRAGIC. Aftermath of the deadly mall fire in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by SAP Bong Go

NCCC management vows support to Davao mall fire victims

Jan 03, 2018 - 5:19 PM

All 660 workers have been deployed to the company’s other sites of operation

CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY. A fire guts a mall in Davao City days on December 23. Photo by SAP Bong Go

PH needs law on workplace safety after decade of tragedies

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The fire in NCCC Mall in Davao City, which killed 38 call center agents, prompts calls for a law on comprehensive workplace safety law in the Philippines

MALL FIRE. Around 2,000 workers are affected and 38 workers have died in the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City.

P30 million worth of assistance available to Davao mall fire victims

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III says no worker will be displaced from the 2,000 affected employees

MALL FIRE. Fire guts the NCCC Mall in Davao City. Photo by SAP Bong Go

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Gov't urged to prioritize safer workplace bill

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:38 AM

'By neglecting to comply with occupational safety and health standards, we run the risk of losing so many precious lives as proven by the recent fire tragedy in Davao,' says Senator Joel Villanueva in pushing for the passage of the measure

NCCC FIRE. Some 37 call center agents were killed in the fire that gutted the NCCC Mall in Davao City.

INFOGRAPHICS: Labor orders in 2017 meant to ease workers’ burden

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Women can no longer be required to wear high-heeled shoes, and those in sedentary environment are required to take standing breaks. Here's a list of government directives that might be useful to you.

DOLE orders 5-minute standing breaks for desk workers every 2 hours

Oct 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment requires employers to give regular 5-minute standing breaks to workers who sit for prolonged periods

STANDING BREAKS. The Department of Labor and Employment orders employers to grant their workers 5-minute standing breaks. File photo by AFP

No need to legislate 4-day workweek, says Tripartite council

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Tripartite Industry Peace Council submits a position paper to the Senate to stop the law but not the practice a shorter workweek

ENTRY TO PH. An additional 200 Japanese firms want to make the most of the Philippines' inclusion to EU's GSP+. File photo by Romeo Gacad / Agence France-Presse

DOLE: Employers can't force women to wear high heels at work

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Department of Labor and Employment also requires all business establishments to provide sitting breaks for both male and female workers

NO HIGH HEELS. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III signs an order preventing employers to require female workers to wear high heels at work. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Stop requiring women to wear high heels at work – labor union

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Unions urge the labor department to impose this on employers citing studies that have linked wearing high heels to postural problems injury and bunion formation

NO HIGH HEELS. A labor union is urging the Philippine labor department to ban employers from requiring their female workers to wear high heels at work. Photo from Wikipedia

70% of work-related deaths worldwide occur in Asia Pacific – ILO

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:29 PM

While this annual rate is already staggering the United Nations agency says the problem of occupational hazard may be worse raising the possibility of underreporting

On the occassion of the International Workers Memorial Day, Association of Labor Unions (ALU) members hold lights candles during a simple ceremony at the Kentex factory in Valenzuela City, to remember the 74 workers who lost their lives in the fire on May 13, 2015. (NELSON VERA)