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SENTRO calls on Working People to Sustain the Call to End Contractualization, Stop Authoritarian Policies

MANILA, Philippines (May 1, 2017) – The national labor center Sentro ng Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Center for United and Progressive Workers), or SENTRO, calls on the working people to continue the struggle against contractualization and the precariousness of living, “sustained by the Duterte’s regime biased for the elite.” In a rally this morning in… Read more »

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NAGKAISA denounces misrepresentation of Ruben Torres and Usec Say on worker-DOLE consensus that contractualization cannot be prohibited

NAGKAISA, including the legitimate TUCP President Raymond Mendoza, a co-convenor of NAGKAISA and the author of HB No.4444 which will prohibit and criminalize contractualization, denounce in clear, categorical terms the underhanded attempt of Mr. Ruben Torres and apparently, DOLE Undersecretary Say, to misrepresent to media after the dialogue with Secretary Bello last Thursday, that a… Read more »

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Nagkaisa statement on Dialogue with DOLE

The NAGKAISA labor coalition spoiled the premature celebrations of employers and contractors over reports that a new DOLE Department Order 168 was issued over the New Year which NAGKAISA feels essentially was a product of the proposed “win-win” solution proposed by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez. NAGKAISA had launched mass actions and an appeal to President… Read more »

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The alleged “Win-Win Solution” to Endo is an absolute farce

The so-called “Win-Win Solution” now being peddled by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is nothing but a farce! This is the response of the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) to the claims of DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez in a briefing last Friday, 17 September 2016. The secretary reportedly said that… Read more »

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NAGKAISA labor coalition calls on creation of a tripartite labor laws compliance inspection task force

#Justice4KentexWorkers! Justice for the #72workers killed at the Kentex fire! The lives and the scathing injury of KENTEX workers are the heavy price for the complete breakdown of government’s labor laws enforcement and for the employers’ patent disregard to the mandatory laws on wages, social protection benefits and the statutory basic workplace safety guidelines. The… Read more »