All these would cut down on the bank’s labor costs, at the expense of its long-standing employees.
“This is about the future of our families and the future of the next generation’s bank employees.”
“This anti-worker scheme, implemented by the bank with the connivance of BSP, only favors employers by saving on labor cost.”
Everywhere, restrictions on workers forming genuine unions have prompted them to do union organizing in an “underground” or clandestine way, at least, at first.
MEDIA RELEASE Nov 5, 2011 MANILA — Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemned today business groups’ statement of support for the Philippine Airlines management whose treatment of an ongoing labor dispute hasreportedly turned violent last week. “The employers’ groups are overreacting to so-called illegal acts committed by PAL workers to hide from view the…
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — As 2,600 long-time regular workers of Philippine Air Lines find themselves locked out of PAL and out of negotiations today in the outsourcing of the airline, progressive labor groups accused the union leadership of Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA)– Gerardo Rivera and Bong Palad in the main– of conniving…
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?