END OF ENDO – DUTERTE LABOR DAY GIFT TO WORKERS

President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the executive order (EO) seeking to scrap labor contractualization or “endo” released on or before Labor Day (May 1), his spokesperson said Monday, April 16. “The President wants it as soon as possible. We all … Continue reading END OF ENDO – DUTERTE LABOR DAY GIFT TO WORKERS

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Aquino orders Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Boards to study possibility of wage hikes

20,000 join Labor Day protests MANILA, May 1 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has ordered the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Boards (RTWPB) to step up its consultations, dialogues and studies into the possibility of granting the Filipinos’ fervent wish for added remuneration. The President bared his instructions to the RTWPB in his speech on the occasion of the 110th Labor Day Celebration on Tuesday in Malacañang. STUDY! STUDY! The President had earlier expressed apprehension at supporting the proposed P125 across the board wage increase, saying it was counter-productive and would raise prices on basic commodities and other … Continue reading Aquino orders Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Boards to study possibility of wage hikes

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THE COLOR OF LABOR

PREPARING FOR MAY DAY RALLY Artists from the militant group Kilusang Mayo Uno on Sunday, April 29, 2012, put finishing touches on a huge poster in Project 3, Quezon City, that it will use during a workers’ rally onTuesday, May 1. The Philippine National Police has ordered its units in Luzon and the Visayas to be on heightened alert beginning Monday afternoon in anticipation of the Labor Day rallies. PDI PHOTO/ANDREW TADALAN Continue reading THE COLOR OF LABOR

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NUSP: Aquino molding the youth as ‘cheap, disposable workforce’ for the international market

Students join in Labor Day protests; decry being made into ‘cheap labor force’ The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) joins in the ranks of workers as they commemorate May 1 as a day of protest.  “The Aquino administration has seemingly taken on the promise to destroy any bright future for the youth with this government’s insistence of molding the youth as a ‘cheap, disposable workforce’ for the international market to consume,” says NUSP Secretary-General Isabelle Baguisi. “The new Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) strategic plan highlights the BPO and services sector as key areas that students must … Continue reading NUSP: Aquino molding the youth as ‘cheap, disposable workforce’ for the international market

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Labor Day wish: Workers expect good news from PNoy

MANILA, April 30 (PNA) — Labor coalition Nagkaisa! on Monday said workers are expecting good news on the May 1 Labor Day breakfast meeting between President Benigno S. Aquino III and leaders of various labor groups. “We are hoping that President Aquino will announce something significant, something hopeful which will uplift the morale of the workers who are sinking deeply into abject poverty due to increasing prices of commodities and skyrocketing cost of services,” said lawyer Democrito Mendoza, president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP-Nagkaisa!) and one of the convenors of the new labor coalition Nagkaisa!. Partido … Continue reading Labor Day wish: Workers expect good news from PNoy

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P8 daily wage hike can’t buy can of sardines or pack of instant noodles

BY ROGER M. BALANZA THE P8 daily wage increase proposed on the average by regional units in the country of the Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) and pushed by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) for government to adopt can hardly buy a can of sardines or a pack of instant noodles—-now the national symbols of poverty in the Philippines. A can of sardines now cost at the minimum of P15 while a pack of noodles is P10. Sardines and noodles throughout the country are most common in breakfast tables for the Filipino poor, a can or a … Continue reading P8 daily wage hike can’t buy can of sardines or pack of instant noodles

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