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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Manila – A lawmaker and a labor center are protesting against the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) call to licensed nurses, nursing graduates, and other jobseekers with healthcare backgrounds to consider the array of non-clinical, yet, medical-related job opportunities as alternate careers in the healthcare industry. DOLE secretary…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Eighty nine overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), along with other Asian workers staged a work stoppage to protest the unfair labor practices of their employer, Al Swayeh Company in Saudi Arabia. The OFWs sought the help of the Philippine embassy in Saudi Arabia in repatriating them to the…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The ‘accident’ in Keppel Subic Shipyard last Oct 7 that killed six workers and injured another seven showed the inadequacies in Philippine policies on labor, especially on workers’ health and safety, on the one hand and the privileges accorded to investors in special economic zones, on the other. The…

“Something strange is happening in the labor department of Region 7,” a group of priests noted recently. In a petition, a nationwide group of priests presented to President Benigno Aquino III and Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz last week a “demand” for “investigations” into the reported anti-labor acts being committed by the employers of the Visayan…

Media Release 31 January 2011 Global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Migrante International today urged the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to employ all urgent measures to stop illegal deployment of OFWs to countries that had not been certified as “safe for work”. The migrant group issued the statement following reports that recruitment agencies…


Starting October 12, the picket in front of ABS-CBN network’s Sgt. Esguerra gate will serve as protest center of the Internal Job Market Workers Union (IJMWU) to further pressure the network management to reinstate the 114 illegally dismissed workers and to hold certification elections, following the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) decision on their case.