Federation Developments

30 Sept 2021 – NTUC’s farmers organization FFF (Federation of Free Farmers) has had good results at influencing government policies and programs through coalition-building, mass and social media, and interaction with executive and legislative branches – coalition mass actions against rice trade liberalization; ongoing recovery by government of uncollected tariff from rice imports in 2019 and 2020, which are meant for farmer productivity and competitiveness programs; actions against rice importation which disadvantages rice farmers;

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2021
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27 Mar 2021 – NTUC Phl affiliates are keeping trade unionism  alive despite the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and quarantines. Affiliates Obrero, HEAL Phils, PLTIU, PACIWU, NUBE, PFL, NLU, NATOW have reported to have reached collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), or about to sign agreements, after online or limited face-to-face negotiations, in manufacturing, hospital, bus transportation, electricity, banking, insurance, schools, other enterprises. Negotiations with gaming companies are about to start.  This is remarkable given that there have been few CBAs that have been concluded since March 2020. With operating difficulties, agreements have not been as good as in the past 10 years. A number of CBAs have been extended without improved economic provisions. 

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2021
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3 Feb 2021 – NTUC Phl affiliates have successful organizing campaigns despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Affiliates have won certification as exclusive bargaining agents in gaming, construction and manufacturing companies, among other enterprises.  

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2021
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21 Dec 2020 – Obrero Pilipino is ending the year 2020 by winning the certification election in Concrete Masters, Inc., a cement and concrete products manufacturing company in Metro Manila, with 300 workers. Obrero Pilipino started the year by winning the certification election for the 1,300 supervisory employees in gaming company Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (Okada) in Metro Manila.

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2020
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18 Aug 2020 – Affiliates of NTUC Phl – FFF, NATOW, NUBE, Obrero Pilipino, PACIWU, PFL – report on issues, responses and initiatives against COVID-19.

Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2020

18 Aug 2020 – Affiliates of NTUC Phl – NATOW, FFF, NUBE, Obrero Pilipino, PACIWU, PFL – formally report on issues, responses and initiatives against COVID-19.

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6 Apr 2020 – FARMERS (FFF) URGE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REGULATE IMPORTS AMID PLANT, PLANT, PLANT PROGRAM

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 20, 2020

6 Apr 2020 – FARMERS URGE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REGULATE IMPORTS AMID PLANT, PLANT, PLANT PROGRAM

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12 Feb 2020 – Kilusan ng Manggagawang Makabayan (KMM) wins certification election among rank-and-file employees in four departments of gaming company Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc.in Metro Manila, adding some 2,000 members to NTUC Phl.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on February 17, 2020
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10 Feb 2020 – Obrero Pilipino wins certification election among supervisory employees in gaming company Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc.in Metro Manila, adding some 1,300 members to NTUC Phl.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on February 17, 2020

10 Feb 2020 – Obrero Pilipino wins certification election among supervisory employees in gaming company Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc.in Metro Manila, adding some 1,300 members to NTUC Phl.

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23 Jan 2020 – NTUC Phl affiliates scramble in relief operations for Taal volcano eruption victims, including their own members.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on January 23, 2020

23 Jan 2020 – NTUC Phl affiliates scramble in relief operations for Taal volcano eruption victims, including their own members. NACUSIP, SMP-NATOW and JRU FEU, URS FA-TOPPS and OBRERO report damage to houses and property, ash falls, evacuation, work disruption, aside from their relief operations and assistance to victims. More information are expected to come,…

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6 Dec 2019 – BACK TO THE FUTURE:- COKE IS IT! Last December 5, 2019 the CCBPIEU-NLU filed a “Notice of Strike” (NOS) at the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB)-DOLE Region III, San Fernando, Pampanga, in the wake of a “deadlock in negotiation” for the renewal of its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for 2019-2022, on the principal issue of depriving fifty-eight (58) employees of a “Saturday premium pay” (SPP) which is extended to and enjoyed by similarly situated workers of Coca-Cola in other parts of Luzon.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on December 17, 2019

6 Dec 2019 – BACK TO THE FUTURE:- COKE IS IT! Last December 5, 2019 the CCBPIEU-NLU filed a “Notice of Strike” (NOS) at the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB)-DOLE Region III, San Fernando, Pampanga, in the wake of a “deadlock in negotiation” for the renewal of its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for 2019-2022,…

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15 Dec 2019 – The Philippine Land Transport Industry Union (PLTIU) held its 2nd national convention last 14 December 2019 at the Brentwood Suites, Quezon City. The convention adopted pertinent resolutions on: (1) Support for the position and campaign of NTUC Phl for ending endo; (2) P750 minimum wage level, in line with the ASEAN +50 campaign and NTUC Phl position on wages; (3) Joint work with NTUC Phl for the ratification of the new ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment; [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on December 14, 2019

15 Dec 2019 – The Philippine Land Transport Industry Union (PLTIU) held its 2nd national convention last 14 December 2019 at the Brentwood Suites, Quezon City. The convention adopted pertinent resolutions on: (1) Support for the position and campaign of NTUC Phl for ending endo; (2) P750 minimum wage level, in line with the ASEAN…

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23 Nov 2019 – NTUC Phl adds another 4,000 members with the affiliation of HEAL Phil (Health Employees and Advocates of Labor in the Philippines). HEAL Phil has 12 local unions in health services, construction and health-related manufacturing in NCR, Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4A (Calabarzon). This brings to three the center’s new affiliated federations since its founding in August 2018.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on November 23, 2019
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8 Sept 2019 – Federation of Free Farmers says MANAGING ENTRY OF RICE IMPORTS IS KEY TO ADDRESSING PALAY PRICE PROBLEM

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 25, 2019

8 Sept 2019 – Federation of Free Farmers says MANAGING ENTRY OF RICE IMPORTS IS KEY TO ADDRESSING PALAY PRICE PROBLEM The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) urged government to focus on the root cause of the drastic drop in palay prices nationwide instead of relying on palliative measures that are either too expensive or…

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11 August 2019 – TUPAS (Trade Unions of the Philippines and Allied Social Services) is NTUC PHl’s newest affiliate. TUPAS has 13,000 members in local unions in garments, electronics, plastics, food, and retail. It strengthens the center’s presence and in NCR, Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4A (Calabarzon), Tacloban, Cebu, and GenSan.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on August 19, 2019

11 August 2019 – TUPAS (Trade Unions of the Philippines and Allied Social Services) is NTUC Phl’s newest affiliate. TUPAS has 13,000 members in local unions in garments, electronics, plastics, food, and retail. It expands the center’s presence in NCR, Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4A (Calabarzon), Tacloban, Cebu, and GenSan.

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25 May 2019 – NTUC Phl welcomes its new affiliate Kilusan ng Manggagawang Makabayan (KMM). KMM has affiliates in livestock, construction, garments, plastics, gaming, among other industries,in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Southern Luzon.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on June 9, 2019

25 May 2019 – NTUC Phl welcomes its new affiliate Kilusan ng Manggagawang Makabayan (KMM). KMM has affiliates in livestock, construction, garments, plastics, gaming, among other industries,in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Southern Luzon.

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April 24, 2019 – Officers of three local unions of CIO-NACUSIP/PACIWU in Compostella Valley on GBV

Published by cedric Date posted on April 29, 2019

  April 24, 2019 – Officers of three local unions of CIO-NACUSIP/PACIWU in Compostella Valley hold One Day GBV Enterprise Level Echoing and Planning Workshops. The officers represent 1,500 members in the three locals — NAMAMOCO (Montevista, Compostela), TYATRU (Yanong) and NSWIU (North Skilled Workers).

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April 3, 2019 – Officers of the 2,500- strong Baliwag Transit Obrero Pilipino Chapter agrees with the employer for curbing gender-based violence (GBV) at work and among its bus passengers. The company, here represented by the owner himself and the company lawyer, services Metro Manila and Central Luzon.

Published by rudy Date posted on April 3, 2019
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March 29, 2019 – The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) held its annual National Planning Conference and Convention on March 26 to 29, 2019 in Diliman, Quezon City. [Read more.]

Published by rudy Date posted on March 29, 2019

Read more here. Read the manifesto here.

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17 December 2018 – SMP-NATOW, the largest federation of teachers and office workers in the country, held its 10th national convention last 15-16 December 2018 in Quezon City. The quadrennial event with the theme, “SMP-NATOW @ 48: Stand Up, Speak Up for Quality Education” was attended by almost 150 official delegates, observers, and guests across the country.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on December 17, 2018

17 December 2018 – The Samahang Manggagawang Pilipino – National Alliance of Teachers and Workers (SMP-NATOW), set to be the largest  federation of teachers and office workers duly recognized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), held its 10th national convention last 15-16 December 2018 at the Brentwood Suites, Quezon City. The quadrennial event with…

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Mar 15, 2018 – OBRERO PILIPINO Chapter Presidents and Vice Presidents from the Southern Tagalog Region Chapters of Japanese companies in economic zones – Honda Parts/Goshi/Lamcor/Ibiden – thumb down GBV in their Special Meeting re: Team Building in Quezon City.

Published by rudy Date posted on March 15, 2018
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March 14, 2018 – YOUNG NEW MEMBERS OF OBRERO PILIPINO – LAMCOR CHAPTER SAY NO TO GBV during their orientation seminar at Laguna Auto Parts Manufacturing Corp. at Laguna Technopark in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2018
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Feb 24, 2018 – TUCP welcomed the new President Exie Nidea of the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) to his first TUCP General Council meeting today. NUBE, has over 20,000 members in the banking sector, including government financial institutions Land Bank and Development Bank. NUBE’s Chair is Baldwin Sykimte. Brother Exie also chairs UNI PLC (Philippine Liaison Council).

Published by rudy Date posted on February 24, 2018
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Feb 18, 2018 – Alyansa ng Manggagawa at Pilipinong Organisado (AMAPO-TUCP) conducted its General Assembly in Olongapo City, reelecting its President Roberto Flores, electing a new General Secretary Rosalinda Montenegro. Vice Presidents Romeo Caoile and Danny Lozano, a four-person Board of Directors, a Treasurer and an Assistant Treasurer. Read more.

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 – Alyansa ng Manggagawa at Pilipinong Organisado (AMAPO-TUCP) conducted its General Assembly in Olongapo City, reelecting its President Roberto Flores, electing a new General Secretary Rosalinda Montenegro. Vice Presidents Romeo Caoile and Danny Lozano, a four-person Board of Directors, a Treasurer and an Assistant Treasurer. 

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Dec 13, 2017- First CBA signing at Republic Cement and Building Materials, Inc.- Aggregates Bulacan

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2017

Signing for management were RCBMI President Renato Sunico, the operations manager, two supervisors and the legal officer. Signing for NMBRA-LIKHA were union president Nelson Gabriel, vice president Jimmy Camacho, secretary Christopher Cruz, treasurer Ramil Alibansa, director Jerry Seagan, assisted by LIKHA President Jesus Villamor and VP Angelita Señorin. The signing ceremony took place in Pacific…

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Dec 9, 2017 – PACIWU-TUCP Luzon officers show what they think about gender-based violence

Published by rudy Date posted on December 9, 2017
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WITH OBRERO-TUCP REPRESENTATION, DoLE orders Japanese firms to give regular employment status to over 1,000 workers (Manila Times)

Published by rudy Date posted on November 27, 2017

The Philippines’ Department of Labour and Employment has ordered two Japanese firms operating in the Laguna province to give regular employment status to more than 1,000 workers after they were found to be engaged in illegal labour-only contracting activities, reports the Manila Times. Japanese manufacturing company Terumo and its three contractors were directed to regularise…

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23 Nov 2017- Union officers of Republic Cement and Building Materials Supervisory Union-LIKHA-TUCP take their oath of office before TUCP President Ruben Torres. TUCP General Secretary Emeritus Cedric Bagtas, LIKHA President Jesus B. Villamor, VOICE President Angelita Senorin, TUCP Education Director Rafael E. Mapalo and TUCP Joan Bautista witnessed. Read more.

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2017

23 Nov 2017- Union officers of Republic Cement and Building Materials Supervisory Union-LIKHA-TUCP take their oath of office before TUCP President Ruben Torres. TUCP General Secretary Emeritus Cedric Bagtas, LIKHA President Jesus B. Villamor, VOICE President Angelita Senorin, TUCP Education Director Rafael E. Mapalo and TUCP Joan Bautista witnessed. Read more. Union President Robert Ivan…

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DoLe urged to act vs erring steel firms

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2017

by Vito Barcelo, Manila Standard, Nov 16, 2017 Various labor and clean air advocates appealed to the Department of Labor and Employment to immediately act on complaints against various steel factories in the country that continue to violate occupational safety and health hazard laws.

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Labor group says Duterte breaking Labor Day tradition, promises

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2017

by PhilippineNews, Apr 29, 2017 By MARLLY ROME C. BONDOC, GMA News A labor group on Saturday expressed dismay at President Rodrigo Duterte for “breaking tradition” and his supposed failure to fulfill his promises ahead of the celebration of Labor Day on Monday.

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Labor group set to sue APO-PU, Ugec execs over passport mess

Published by rudy Date posted on April 3, 2017

By Recto Mercene, Businessmirror, Apr 3, 2017 A FEDERATION of labor unions is poised to file graft charges against ranking officials of a state-owned printing company and its private partner for allegedly entering into a partnership agreement with a private corporation without legal authority and squandering billions of pesos on an outsourcing scheme grossly disadvantageous…

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