Survival is hard work
Month: April 2011
Photo of the Week: Children’s boodle fight
Children’s Boodle Fight
Merci’s resignation outcome of vigilance – progressive groups
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Progressive groups welcomed the resignation of Merceditas Gutierrez as ombudsman, calling it the outcome of vigilance and the determination to hold officials accountable.
Impeachment of Ombudsman Gutierrez, A Victory for the People
‘Impeaching Ombudsman Is Important Step Toward Justice’
Salungguhit: Still untouchable?
Top pharmaceutical and nutrition companies harass unions, outsource jobs
By JONELLE MARIN
“By joining federations outside of the company, we learn from workers of other companies and we are able to understand these problems.”
Will the US bases be reestablished in Subic?
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We will never again allow the travesty of Philippine sovereignty. The Filipino people and Philippine Senate booted out the US bases in 1991 as one of the last vestiges of our colonial relations with America,” said Satur Ocampo, president of Makabayan coalition.
Struggling to make both ends meet with the minimum wage
The struggles of a minimum wage earner
News in Pictures: Unions led by the Confederation for the Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government
Neglect of occupational health and safety results in death, injuries of workers
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
For the year 2009 – 2010, the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) recorded at least 511 deaths and 791 injured in work-related incidents in the Philippines. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a worker dies every 15 seconds because of work-related injuries and accidents.
The ‘kalbaryos’ of the people
By JONELLE MARIN and JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com CORAZON DE JESUS, San Juan City — Noah Andaliza, 22, was forced to leave Barangay (village) Corazon de Jesus in San Juan City when he was still 7 years old. Poverty pushed his parents to send him to live with his aunt in Samar. After his…
Unions in Makati and Pasay join calls for P125 across-the-board wage hike
By MARYA SALAMAT
Although most came from firms belonging to the top 500 corporations, with some being subsidiaries of top global corporations, the unionists complained also of low wages and threats to their job security.