Saying that labor contractualization is still alive under the Department of Labor and Employment Order No. 174, members of the militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno pressed on Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte to junk the latest guideline.
After only 13 hours of labor strike, 133 workers of a packing plant of the Japanese-owned Sumifru banana packing plant in Compostela Valley inked a deal with the management to scrap the piece-rate system and install an hourly payment scheme.
President Rodrigo Duterte is returning to the Philippines on Monday together with more than 150 distressed overseas Filipino workers who were granted amnesty by the Saudi government.
More than 250 workers of a multinational exporter of cavendish bananas in Pantukan, Compostela Valley launched a labor strike Tuesday to protest the summary dismissal of two of its union officers.
President Rodrigo Duterte left Francisco Bangoy International Airport here Monday afternoon to meet his counterparts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Qatar up to April 16.
Workers of Korean-owned Shin Sun Tropical Fruit Co. in Compostela town, Compostela Valley stopped work to condemn the illegal dismissal of 53 workers and the non-remittance of basic worker’s benefits.
“The DO 174 does not end, but further legitimizes contractualization. By signing this DO, the DOLE has deliberately rejected Filipino workers’ demands to end all forms of contractualization,” Jerome Adonis, KMU secretary general, said in a statement.
Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno said its dialogue with President Duterte on Monday failed to break the “deadlock” between the workers and the Department of Labor and Employment on the issue of contractualization.
Members of the public transport group Transport of Southern Mindanao for Solidarity, Independence and Nationalism expressed fears of losing their means of livelihood when the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board implements its Jeepney Modernization Plan.
The Department of Labor and Employment in the region is targeting unemployed workers aged 18 to 24 years old as beneficiaries for its Jobstart program in a bid to address job mismatch and unemployment.