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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – At first glance, the proposed four-day work week for workers in public and private sectors may seem beneficial but a closer look proves otherwise. According to the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development www.IOHSAD.org, implementing a four-day work week with a minimum of ten hours per day…

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.

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“You cannot put a price tag on lives. What the families want is justice for their relatives and guarantees that what happened in the Eton construction site would not happen again. We cannot just let Eton Properties and its contractors and subcontractors escape blame and accountability as families continue to mourn. ” – Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER)

By MAUREEN A. HERMITANIO
The 10 who fell to their death at Lucio Tan’s construction site were contractual workers. Subcontracting and labor-only contracting are a common practice in the construction industry, where workers are thoroughly exploited.

Related Story: Work Safety Group Urges Probe of Lucio Tan Firm for Death of 10 Workers

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Occupational Health and Safety Development demands a thorough investigation of the death of the 11 workers. “Authorities should investigate the contractor and the owners of Eton for their individual responsibilities or the remiss thereof of providing safety for their workforce, ” the group said.