“It is bad enough that the firings come at a time when Philippine journalism needs all hands on deck as it comes under increasing pressure from vindictive and intolerant government and fends off a growing wave of populist disinformation, official or otherwise, while media workers face worsening threats, old and emerging,” the NUJP said. By…
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“Management is claiming that the company is losing money but showed no proof to back up its claim.”
The management wants to implement a two-tier wage increase, with only 50 percent being guaranteed and the other half dependent on the company’s and employee’s performance.
Bowe Cabaluna, TAG president, sums up their one-year old struggle as “masayang mahirap” (happy but difficult).
“What kind of journalism can we expect from media organizations that treat news as a commodity, their workers as disposable currency and their audience as unthinking consumers?”
“I could say that we don’t have the dignity of labor. People who work at GMA often jested that talents are second-class citizens.”
By MICK M. BASA Davao Today Reposted by Bulatlat.com
Their wages and benefits have been kept low; their past union presidents have been bought; but their awareness about genuine trade unionism has kept them fighting. See related story: Media outfit accused of diverting profits at the expense of workers By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Media workers of the Philippine Journalists Inc. (PJI),…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
In a speech at the seventh Congress of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), labor lawyer Nitz Mahinay said there is impunity not only in the killing of journalists but also in the violation of their rights to self-organization and job security.
Just like the government-sequestered media establishments, the government-owned People’s Television Network or PTV4 is seen as grossly mismanaged, its officials appointed in payment of political debts. Last Jan. 19, restive PTV4 employees demanded the resignation of the PTV4’s Board of Directors, charging that the current PTV4 board has mishandled the network, which now runs on…