‘The management of J.E. Abraham C. Lee Construction and Development Inc. as well as DOLE and Cebu City LGU have fallen short in ensuring safety of the workers.’
Tags: occupational health
“The more than 72 workers who died certainly deserve better.”
“We express our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the five miners who were found dead in the open-pit coal mine in Semirara Island. We also express our solidarity with the families and friends of the other miners who remain missing…” – KMU
Sixty-nine workers died on the second floor of the building, belying claims by the factory owner and the Labor Department that Kentex complied with labor standards, building, fire and safety requirements.
“Employers must not only pay administrative fines and sanctions, they must also face criminal liabilities for any death or injury caused by their violation of occupational health and safety standards.”
“The government’s refusal to criminalize and prosecute safety violations consigns our defenseless women workers to modern day slavery. The Philippines will always be the worst place in the world for workers as DoLE stands idly by and merely counts dead women in killer workplaces.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus
By MARYA SALAMAT
Contractual women workers do not receive maternity benefits; they receive lower wages and suffer heavy workloads; they have no job security nor union rights. – KMU
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.