Agricultural workers filed complaints before the International Labor Organization on June 23 against what they deem as state-sanctioned union-busting, harassment, and political killings.
Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the domestic remedies are no longer enough, noting the trend of police “planting evidence” with impunity.
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.
“The DOLE considers child labor as a mere law enforcement problem, monitoring cases of child labor, stopping some operations that employ child labor, and threatening to penalize some employers.”– KMU
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Organizations of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and advocacy groups espousing migrant rights welcomed the Philippine government’s recent ratification of International Labor Organization Convention 189 (C189) on domestic work, saying that it was a victory to be credited to OFWs worldwide. After months of being lobbied by Filipino…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“We expected the Philippines, as chair of the Committee on Domestic Workers that deliberated on the text of the convention with recommendations, to be the first or one of the first to ratify the convention but so far, it seems that it is not in the list of President Aquino’s priorities.” – Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union
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 Center for Trade Union and Human Rights finds the recent report of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) to the Philippines issued on February 24 a cause of serious concern. In its report: “The Committee once again recalls the importance it attaches to the Government making all…
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Office (ILO) warned the governments of the world over the cost of occupational-related diseases and injuries. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Correspondent LABOR WATCH Bulatlat Annually, 1.1 million people die because of unsafe and unhealthy work environments, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International…