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Labor group cautions gov’t about plans of hiring foreign workers for infra program, demands transparency on all the loans to be incurred

The government should first ensure that the foreign workers it is planning to hire en masse for its ambitious infrastructure program would enjoy the same rights and welfare as any local worker. “Mr. Duterte can’t even improve the rights of local workers by living up to his promise to end contractualization, now he wants to… Read more »

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Affected workers call for implementation of DOLE’s regularization order, Bats for the issuance of EO that will prohibit contracting

Workers from across industries are appealing to the government for the immediate implementation of previous Department of Labor and Employment’s order for regularization and has called on their respective companies to follow the example of set by fast food giant Jollibee as it recently agreed to regularize its contractual workers. “We laud the decision of… Read more »

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Time is up: The buck stops now with the President on the issue of endo

PRESS STATEMENT NAGKAISA! Labor Coalition 28 February 2018 Contractualization was a top billing issue during the 2016 presidential election. And it was the President who made a campaign promise that the moment he becomes the Chief Executive, contractualization will stop. The trade union movement responded with enthusiasm and accorded the President the courtesy and latitude… Read more »

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Nagkaisa hails passage of Security of Tenure Bill

Labor Coalition Nagkaisa! is satisfied over the passage on third reading of HB 6908 on the Security of Tenure at the House of Representatives. Nagkaisa! said that “the SOT bill is a great improvement to existing legislation as it gives more teeth to the government by providing penalties for those who will violate the security… Read more »

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Isang Bigong Taon: A failed one year for Digong – labor groups

Contractualization did not stop; wages remained low and regionalized; the unemployment and underemployment problems continue to weigh down on a large number of Filipino workers. “In sum, it was “Isang B(D)igong Taon” on the labor front for President Duterte’s first year in office,” stated various labor groups in their one year assessment of the President’s… Read more »