Labor department’s decisions ordering the Lucio Tan company to regularize workers have yet to be enforced.
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Tanduay strikers persist in fight for regularization despite harassment
“Why did the police not arrest the goons for their violence earlier? Why did they handcuff the workers and treat them like criminals instead?”
Tanduay workers on strike
They are demanding their regularization, higher wages, and a safe workplace.
KMU supports PAL workers’ protest
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) expressed full support for the workers of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) who held a work stoppage, Sept. 27 in protest of the impending massive layoff. More than 300 members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) staged a walkout around 7 a.m. yesterday…
KMU supports PAL workers’ fight vs. hiring of contractuals
PRESS RELEASE 13 June 2011 MANILA — Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno expressed support for Philippine Airlines workers’ struggle to defend their jobs and go on strike if the national flag carrier hires contractual workers to fill up several positions vacated by resignations, saying the PAL management has really gone too far. PAL workers said…
Deadly Eton Accident Opens Can of Worms About Abuse of Construction Workers
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
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.
PAL Workers Wonder if Aquino Is Really Concerned About Their Plight
By MARYA SALAMAT
‘Tis the Christmas season and anxious workers at Philippine Airlines are wondering if there is cause for hope that Aquino will reverse the airline’s mass layoffs and contractualization scheme, or is the president merely helping Lucio Tan to buy time, until the peak season — and the optimum time for a workers’ strike — is over?
Is the Open-Skies Policy the Answer to Lucio Tan’s Anti-Worker Schemes?
By MARYA SALAMAT
In the short-term, this may close the gap in air transport service that a strike in the Philippine flag carrier would create, but at the expense of sabotaging the demands of Filipino workers.
As Strike Looms, PAL Flight Attendants Demand Fair Treatment From Government
By MARYA SALAMAT
“If you can tie our hands with an AJ (assumption of jurisdiction), please tie the hands, too, of the PAL management with regard to their discrimination and violations of the Labor Code,” Robert Anduiza, FASAP president, appealed to the Department of Labor.
House Committee on Labor Vows To Immediately Investigate PAL Employees’ Complaints
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — The consultation called by Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano with union leaders of PALEA and FASAP last Tuesday turned into a preliminary meeting of the House Committee on Labor and Employment. Attended by 12 representatives (10 congressmen and 2 congresswomen including partylist representatives from Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Agham, Akbayan, Senior’s…