The Hanes plant in Laguna closed in October 2020 supposedly ‘to prevent further losses,’ leaving over a thousand of its employees, mostly women, jobless.
Tags: women workers
“Even a salary of P36,000 is not enough. We have to borrow money to make ends meet. At times, we even have to pawn our ATMs (to loan sharks). My mere daily transportation cost is already pegged at P4,000. How could they dare tell us that about P10,000 is enough?”
Low wages, loans, and underemployment plague women in the labor force.
“Women’s supposed domination of small and medium scale businesses do not prove inclusiveness and gender equality.”
An independent research institute said that Filipino women are most affected by the economic crisis.
It was not in the job description but kissing the drunk owner of an 18-year-old rubber boots and shoes factory in Muntinlupa was the first thing women workers had to do when they report for work at six in the morning. They lined up not just to have the timecard punched. They lined up to…