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By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering that 2012 precedes an election year, the Aquino government only responded to decade-long calls of organized labor for…

Ang nangyari sa Mayo Uno 2009 ay isa lamang yugto sa realisasyon ng manggagawa sa kanyang halaga, ang tagapag-akda ng kasaysayan. At kung ang indikasyon ay ang bilang ng nagkakaisang hanay ng manggagawa, magsasaka, estudyante, guro at intelektwal, ang estado ni Gloria Arroyo ay nangangamba na. Sa edad ng pangdaigdigang ekonomiyang krisis, ang pinakamasamang panaginip…

Fear of firing is probably the single biggest reason why workers don’t organize unions. According to a recent report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, “Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns, 1951-2007,” by John Schmitt and Ben Zipperer, workers were fired for union activity in thirty percent of all union…

BY BULATLAT A women’s organization has congratulated the workers of Bleustar Management and Marketing Corporation (BMMC), which makes and distributes Advan shoes and rainboots, for their victorious strike. The victory resulted in the recognition of their union, the reinstatement of illegally dismissed workers and the formation of Committee of Decorum and Investigation in their workplace…