The militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno urged Congress to drop two provisions in the Labor Code of the Philippines which they said promote contractualization of labor.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat and the 10th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers will review a Declaration signed ten years ago which provided for the rights of migrant workers.
The government will be issuing a new labor policy aimed at modifying, not ending, the present labor contractualization laws.
Calling it as “immediate relief” for low wage earners, Jerome Adonis, secretary-general of KMU and convener of the All Workers Unity, said it is high time that a national minimum wage of P750 for workers in the private sector and P16,000 for government workers should be implemented.
Police dismantled the barricades blocking the gates of the Nakashin Davao International’s office in Malagamot here on Thursday, September 15 after the Regional Trial Court ruled that the protest of the striking workers illegal.
“Even ordinary Dabawenyos can become heroes — a government official, a police officer, a teacher, a traffic enforcer, an overseas Filipinos worker, a ‘kasambahay’, a father, a mother, everyone.”
The Department of Labor and Employment, through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, has formally opened the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs or the OSSCO to streamline government services that cater to the needs of OFWs on Monday, August 15.
More than 30,000 teachers in Davao region will be receiving additional benefits after the Department of Education and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT-Teachers) signed a Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) “for the democratic rights” of the teachers in the whole Region XI on Friday, August 5.
President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will go after employers who will continue with the practice of contractualizing workers.
The independent think tank, Ibon Foundation, frowned on the new career guidance program dubbed as “JobsFit” of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to address the youth unemployment here in the country.