Time to abolish regional wage boards—labor group

Saying that the regional wage boards have effectively prevented the resumption of the legislation of national minimum wages for almost 30 years now, the SENTRO NG MGA NAGKAKAISA AT PROGRESIBONG MANGGAGAWA (SENTRO) is renewing its call for their abolition! According to Daniel Edralin, SENTRO Vice-Chairperson for the Private Sector, the said wage boards had not,… Read more »

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Labor group calls for urgent inquiry on killing of sugarcane workers in Negors

Calling the killings of the sugar workers a heinous crime, labor group Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Sentro) is urging the Senate to conduct an immediate inquiry on the matter. “We call for an immediate and thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators, especially the brain behind the atrocity, to account,” Josua Mata, Sentro… Read more »

Farmers, workers, consumers unite vs rice crisis, corruption in NFA

Rice importation at corruption ay isang recipe para sa kagutuman. This was the statement of a group of farmers, fisherfolks, formal and informal sector workers, women, and urban poor in a press conference on Monday against the rice crisis and the alleged P2 billion corruption case in the National Food Authority (NFA). The campaign is… Read more »

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Nagkaisa Labor Coalition’s reaction re Usec Maglungsod dismissal from the DOLE

Dismissing Usec Maglunsod is a great loss to the DOLE; he’s no NPA Usec Maglungsod performs his mandate well in the DOLE. He is no NPA (non-performing asset). In his short stint as undersecretary of labor for industrial relations, he has bridge the “gap of trust” between organized labor and the department by personally acting… Read more »

Filipino workers living in time capsule with their low wages—says labor group

The simplest explanation why the Filipino workers particularly those in the national capital region are having a hard time surviving on a daily basis is because what they are receiving right now are wages enough to buy food and other basic goods from 2017 level of prices while the prices of basic commodities have been… Read more »

Duterte certifies as urgent anti-contractualization bill

 Organized labor finally got a big push in its quest to end Contractualization. President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill 1826 that seeks to end Contractualization and strengthen security of tenure of workers. “NAGKAISA welcomes the certification of President Duterte,” said Atty. Sonny Matula, chairperson of the Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition. “We are near… Read more »

Heath workers dismayed over gov’t reduction to 2019 health budget

Instead of cutting the health budget allocation for the 2019, the government should have had enhanced further the budget for health, a group representing thousands of health workers said on Wednesday. “Not only the budget cut will endanger the employment of 15,000 health workers to the barrios, this is also an outright denial of the… Read more »

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ISDS Reforms Shove Human Rights Under Corporate Red Carpet

For immediate release 11 September 2018, Incheon, South Korea: Trade union, women’s and environmental organisations from across the Asian region came to Incheon, South Korea this week for a regional meeting of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). “We expected to discuss real reforms to a fundamentally flawed international arbitration system that gives… Read more »

Basic sectors to Duterte: Arestuhin ang presyo!

Bringing the prices down to affordable level is what the masses need under this regime of high inflation. It is therefore the surge in prices and the risks of economic downturn that must be contained immediately by President Duterte, not the freedom of his critics. Arestuhin ang presyo, hindi ang mga kalaban mo, Mr. President…. Read more »

Nagkaisa! condemns violence against workers across the country

Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition is deeply concerned over the spate of violence that befell workers in separate incidents across the country. “We condemn in the strongest terms possible, the attempted murder of a trade union leader in Cebu City and the violent dispersal of striking workers of food giant NutriAsia and their supporters, in Marilao, Bulacan,”… Read more »

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  • Time to abolish regional wage boards—labor group

    Saying that the regional wage boards have effectively prevented the resumption of the legislation of national minimum wages for almost 30 years now, the SENTRO NG MGA NAGKAKAISA AT PROGRESIBONG MANGGAGAWA (SENTRO) is renewing its call for their abolition! According to Daniel Edralin, SENTRO Vice-Chairperson for the Private Sector, the said wage boards had not,… Read more »

  • Photo courtesy : Philstar

    Labor group calls for urgent inquiry on killing of sugarcane workers in Negors

    Calling the killings of the sugar workers a heinous crime, labor group Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Sentro) is urging the Senate to conduct an immediate inquiry on the matter. “We call for an immediate and thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators, especially the brain behind the atrocity, to account,” Josua Mata, Sentro… Read more »

  • Farmers, workers, consumers unite vs rice crisis, corruption in NFA

    Rice importation at corruption ay isang recipe para sa kagutuman. This was the statement of a group of farmers, fisherfolks, formal and informal sector workers, women, and urban poor in a press conference on Monday against the rice crisis and the alleged P2 billion corruption case in the National Food Authority (NFA). The campaign is… Read more »

  • Nagkaisa Labor Coalition’s reaction re Usec Maglungsod dismissal from the DOLE

    Dismissing Usec Maglunsod is a great loss to the DOLE; he’s no NPA Usec Maglungsod performs his mandate well in the DOLE. He is no NPA (non-performing asset). In his short stint as undersecretary of labor for industrial relations, he has bridge the “gap of trust” between organized labor and the department by personally acting… Read more »

  • Filipino workers living in time capsule with their low wages—says labor group

    The simplest explanation why the Filipino workers particularly those in the national capital region are having a hard time surviving on a daily basis is because what they are receiving right now are wages enough to buy food and other basic goods from 2017 level of prices while the prices of basic commodities have been… Read more »

  • Duterte certifies as urgent anti-contractualization bill

     Organized labor finally got a big push in its quest to end Contractualization. President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill 1826 that seeks to end Contractualization and strengthen security of tenure of workers. “NAGKAISA welcomes the certification of President Duterte,” said Atty. Sonny Matula, chairperson of the Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition. “We are near… Read more »