By DEE AYROSO
Tags: contractualization of labor
Protest Art for #MayoUno18
MANILA — President Duterte will be ‘joining’ this year’s major May 1 Labor Day activity with the workers — as an effigy of a devil. “Du30monyo” bears the image of the President, “a demonic overlord” complete with a pair of horns, a devil’s tail, a two-forked tongue, and an iron hand. The Kilusang mayo Uno…
Sectors unite in nationwide protest vs. SM, contractualization
Various groups lambasted the mall conglomerate for exploitation of workers.
Duterte’s #First100Days | PH labor groups assail employers’ proposal on job contractualization
“Clearly, the labor department has not yet taken concrete steps to fulfill the President’s commitment.”
2016 election bets dared: ‘Emulate Ka Bel’
MANILA – As campaign season for the upcoming elections near, workers and labor advocates celebrated the 83rd birthday of Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran, labor leader and former representative of Anakpawis and Bayan Muna, with calls to candidates to emulate his shining example. In a solemn ceremony held at Plaza Miranda where the city government of…
Under Aquino: Workers’ rights exist only on paper
When workers try to exercise their rights to hold mass actions and strikes to secure better wages and working conditions, they are labeled or tagged as communist supporters or trouble makers, are brutally dispersed from their picketline, and are harassed with “trumped up” legal cases.
Labor dept confirms Tanduay’s illegal contractualization
Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Emmi De Jesus said it is about time Congress ended the prolonged suffering of the Filipino working class by passing the Regular Employment Act or House Bill 4396.
Salungguhit | A toast to contractualization
No country for old, even young workers
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Aquino government, according to its Twitter posts, intends to declare as ‘milestones’: the purported decrease in unemployment and the 13th month pay tax exemptions. Filipinos have a term for this: “consuelo de bobo.” According to data and analysis of Ibon Foundation, the country is still suffering from the worst…
Aquino’s unwavering commitment to the neoliberal dogma
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Rarely does one see Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to be so unequivocal and firm about policy issues. But recently, he did exhibit political will and decisiveness. Unfortunately for the working people, he demonstrated his resolve in rejecting two important issues confronting the Filipino worker: the call for a P125 increase…