Malacanang supports TUCP stand to strengthen employees’ entreprenuerial capabilities

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2011

MANILA — The Aquino government is willing to support the initiatives being pursued by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines to strengthen the entrepreneurial capabilities of the employees to improve their income.

Presidential Spokeman Edwin Lacierda made this statement during the regular press briefing on Wednesday in Malacanang Lacierda said the government’s support to the TUCP’s initiatives was expressed during a meeting with them in Malacanang.

“Open naman po ang gobyerno dun. In fact we can help them along, si Sec. Linda Baldoz (Labor Secretary) ay nagsabi na tungkol sa entrepreneurial ability at handa tumulong ang gobyerno diyan,” he said.

He said the TUCP also cited the good feedback of the workers’ enterprise in Cebu which is giving workers additional income.

“The TUCP said that they have this workers’ enterprise-business sa Cebu run by laborers themselves,” Lacierda said adding that the laborers earn additional earnings from such entrepreneur.

Lacierda also stressed that the government attained its goal to create more jobs in addition to the two million jobs created in 2010.

Aside from creating jobs, the government is also focus on ensuring that the jobs are being maintained.

“Napag-usapan dun po job generations – the need for job generation and also the need to make sure that those jobs are maintained,” said Lacierda.

“Supposedly iyong two million 2010 jobs are temporary because of the election pero hindi po sila nabawasan nitong 2011 bagkus may nagdadagan pa,” he added.

Lacierda also said the government agreed with the TUCP leaders to adhere to the policy of the Labor Code for tripartism in dealing labor issues.

“They (TUCP) also like to emphasize the need for tripartism – government, labor and the management po, and the President was also in full agreement with the need for tripartism po,” he said.

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), with 1.2 million members, is the biggest confederation of labor federations in the Philippines. (PNA)


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