Labor Laws

Indonesian unions file judicial review to challenge job creation law

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2020

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Indonesia considers easing labor laws to boost economy

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2019

The Straits Times/Asia News Network, Sep 12, 2019 JAKARTA — Indonesia’s top policymakers are now more certain about the need to amend its strict labor laws, which have, for more than a decade, scared away investors because of hefty severance pay and benefits.

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Employers buck Labor Code amendments

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2017

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), May 30, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Employers are strongly opposing provisions included in over two dozen House bills that seek to amend the provisions of the Labor Code on security of tenure and contractualization.

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Employers’ group still dead set on reforming Philippines’ labor code

Published by rudy Date posted on May 10, 2015

WITH BARELY a year left for the Aquino administration, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) has promised anew to push for reforms in the country’s labor code during its annual conference. The move will get rid of outdated provisions in the law which governs the country’s employment practices and labor relations. “Amending the archaic…

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Tweaks to labor laws eyed ahead of ASEAN integration

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2014

THE GOVERNMENT and a representative from a professional group have appealed to Congress to amend labor laws in order to better equip Filipino workers for the upcoming Southeast Asian regional integration.

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CA affirms dismissal of Coca-Cola employees in 2009

Published by rudy Date posted on August 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the dismissal of over 200 employees by Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines in 2009, and absolved the firm from allegations of unfair labor practices.

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Gov’t pushes Labor Code amendments

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government is pushing for certain amendments to the Labor Code in the next Congress as the country’s labor practices are being reviewed by the US to determine if the country should continue to enjoy trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.

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Employers exempt from paying 13th-month pay

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2010

Dear PAO, I have been working for seven years in a company in Marikina. Ever since I have worked here, our company has religiously paid our 13th-month pay. However, there has been a rumor around the office that we won’t be receiving it this year because, allegedly, our company has sustained losses. Can they do…

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To raise employment, growth and reduce poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2010

“Or why some UP people continue to bedevil this country, its economy, and people” CROSS ROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) In the previous weekly (Wednesday) articles, I established the main problems of the Philippine economy. Over time, and because of the country’s sustained high rate of population growth, these problems have led to…

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Lawmaker introduces amendments to Labor Code

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2010

A neophyte party-list lawmaker yesterday sought amendments to the Labor Code particularly on the provisions about security of tenure and contractualization of workers.

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Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2010

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RP may need to relax labor regulations

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2010

THE country must relax its labor laws to attract foreign investment and remain globally competitive, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo said Thursday on the sidelines of the Philippine Business Conference in Manila.

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Government open to review of country’s labor laws

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The government is open to relaxing its labor laws because its strictness has been cited by investors as one of the reasons why the Philippines is uncompetitive.

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Antiquated laws drag down RP trade, says DTI

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Trade and Industry is pushing for the amendment of the Labor Code, which contains provisions that it said are making the country increasingly uncompetitive in the global arena.

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Senate bets call for overhaul of labor and wage laws

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2010

On the occasion of Labor Day, Makabayan senatorial bet and Nacionalista Party guest candidate Satur Ocampo yesterday said that the next presidency should strive hard to make up for the serious neglect workers suffered under the Macapagal-Arroyo administration. He said that next presidency’s top priorities should include higher wages and benefits for laborers.

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