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Hundreds of government employees, under the public sector union federation Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) trooped to the Petron gas station along Philcoa last Aug. 8 to protest the continued implementation of the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on oil and the Downstream Oil Industry Regulation Law and to demand the…

Labor groups welcome the Executive Order 611 providing for a 10 percent salary adjustment for government employees, but insist this is not enough and only favors high ranking government officials. BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat Labor groups welcome the Executive Order 611 providing for a 10 percent salary adjustment for government employees, but insist this is…

The administration’s Team Unity and the Genuine Opposition, the two main contending forces in this year’s senatorial elections, have been exchanging challenges to a debate for the past few weeks. While both sides have agreed on a possible venue for the debate, they have not agreed on what issues to debate about. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN…

Government employees are overworked and underpaid. Their security of tenure is threatened by reengineering and privatization schemes. Worse, they have no right to strike or undertake collective action. But now they are fighting back. By Karl G. Ombion Bulatlat.com Bacolod City – The government is the biggest employer in the country. According to official records,…