The consensus among labor groups is that contractual workers constitute at least half of the employed, and in many instances, up to eight in every 10 employed.
‘Decent work’ for domestic workers top agenda of ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labor
In a recent study of the ILO, it found out that 61 percent of all domestic workers in Asia were entirely excluded from labor protection, and only three percent enjoyed equal protection with other general workers.
Labor Summit arrives at consensus vs contractualization
“There must be no distinction between Labor-Only Contracting and Job Contracting. Both must be declared illegal.”
China Savings Bank takes over Planters Bank, starts layoffs, union busting
“It is apparent that Chinabank and Planters Development Bank intend to ease out regular employees as certain bank functions in Chinabank Savings are already outsourced or being handled by contractual employees.”
Employment climate still bleak under Aquino – KMU
By BULATLAT.COM MANILA — “The government’s claims of a modest decrease in unemployment this April cannot hide the fact that the employment climate under President Noynoy Aquino remains bleak.” This was how labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno reacted to the recently-released National Statistics Office study showing a slight decrease in unemployment in the country. The…
Shelter and Wage Hike Top Urban Poor Wish List
As Ornus gears for silver anniversary next year While the city’s urban poor remained hopeful that the demolition of their structures would end in the communities where they have settled, the current rice crisis and the rising price of oil add to the burden of their daily struggle against poverty. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern…