New Central Visayas minimum wage rate unfair to labor

Fernando Fajardo 06/14/2018

The regional tripartite productivity and wage board (RTPWB) just announced an increase in the minimum wage rate of P20.00 pesos per day for Class A areas and P15.00 for Class B, C, and D areas. Class A…

Labor groups threaten to stage strike

Inquirer.net 06/06/2018

Two labor groups on Wednesday threatened to organize a general strike in what they call a “last ditch effort” to compel the Duterte administration to stop the price hikes of goods and commodities. The Bukluran ng Manggagawang…

Labor groups: Wage hike now a widely accepted proposal

Inquirer.net 06/02/2018

Because of the continuous rise in the prices of basic commodities and petroleum products, the request for a wage hike has become a widely accepted proposal, according to representatives of different labor groups. “Any amount or a…

Labor group stages ‘Triple Whammy’ protests in Makati amid price hikes

Inquirer.net 05/29/2018

MILITANT labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) staged protests in government and private offices in Makati City on Tuesday, to call attention to various issues such as the rising prices of basic commodities, low wages, and contractualization.…

Wage hearing: Labor, management sectors explain stand on wage hike petitions

Futch Anthony Inso 05/09/2018

Wage increase petitioners from the labor sector cited the impact on workers of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law and the introduction of the Public Utility Vehicles modernization program as among the factors to…

42 businesses engage in labor-contracting: DOLE

Futch Anthony Inso 05/03/2018

About 42 businesses were found to be practicing labor only contracting arrangements, the regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7). DOLE-7 Information Officer Luchel Taniza said they may complete their list of labor-only contracting…

A child’s labor of love

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/30/2018

For some children, scars are a testament of the games they had played and the fun they had while playing. But for others, their scars tell a painful story of how they’ve managed to put food on…

Four labor groups call to workers: Unite, join our fight against contractualization

04/26/2018

With Labor Day approaching on May 1, at least four labor groups are calling on workers to unite and join them in their cause to put an end to contractualization in the country. The groups made their…

Labor optimistic about wage hike but pessimistic over amount

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/08/2018

WHILE labor groups remain hopeful for a wage increase, they are doubtful about the amount. They have petitioned a P155.80 across-the-board wage hike before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Central Visayas. Cebu Labor…

Labor groups call to end contractualization

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/26/2018

Over a hundred individuals from different labor groups stage a protest in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) building along General Maxilom Avenue corner Gorordo Ave., Cebu City on Monday morning. Members of the…

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