Labor Relations

44 Valenzuela workers on strike freed from jail

Published by rudy Date posted on December 19, 2021

by Ghio Ong – The Philippine Star, 19 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Forty-four employees of a Valenzuela firm who were arrested on Wednesday night for going on strike were released from jail after 36 hours, their lawyer said yesterday.

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Tell it to SunStar: Resolve decades-long labor disputes

Published by rudy Date posted on February 28, 2020

by Sunstar, 28 Feb 2020 WE URGE the new president of Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP), Hiro Okamoto, to understand the struggles of terminated workers and resolve their decades-long labor disputes.

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End of an era in labor relations

Published by rudy Date posted on October 5, 2019

By: Melba Padilla Maggay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 Oct 2019 The passing away recently of Amado “Gat” Inciong, deputy minister of labor and major architect of labor relations during the Marcos regime, is part in a way of the death throes of unionism in the country, and the socialist ideals that fueled it.

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Labor strike notices grew 18.7% in H1–DOLE data

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2018

By Samuel P. Medenilla, Businessmirror, Aug 16, 2018 More workers threatened to hold work stoppage in the first half of the year due to disputes with their management, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported.

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Companies warned about checking social media profiles of applicants, employees

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2017

by Alfred Bayle/JB,, Jul 16, 2017 Whatever is posted in social media is usually open to the public. This means employers and companies can browse through such posts while they consider hiring an applicant or retaining an employee.

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Future of Work: Respect is everything

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2016

by Ted Bauer, July 21, 2015, Came across some research from SHRM yesterday; I believe the entire package is called the “2015 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report.” Here’s the link. There’s a couple of interesting figures in there, notably this bad boy:

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A Ruling with a bonus for fast-food workers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2015

The “Fight for $15” campaign is about more than higher pay for fast-food workers. It is also about fighting for the right of workers to form strong unions without retaliation. That goal looks much more achievable this week after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that may force corporate parents, like McDonald’s or Yum Brands,…

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Why you need to choose your workplace friends and allies wisely

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2015

I once heard a saying that the workplace isn’t like college. College is about doing well and getting ahead. Instead, the workplace is like high school – it’s all about who likes you and who doesn’t. When we’re thinking about human interaction in the workplace and how it impacts performance, that’s a pretty apt analogy.…

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DOLE: Government dialogue with labor continues even with no formal Labor Day meeting with the President

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2015

From the Department of Labor and Employment Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said productive dialogue between the government and organized labor continues and transcends the time-frame of the Labor Day commemoration.

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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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DOLE to issue guidelines protecting teachers’ rights

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will soon come out with guidelines that will protect the rights of teachers and other school personnel who might be adversely affected by the implementation of the K to 12 program.

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Truckers to be included in tripartite council

Published by rudy Date posted on February 27, 2014

EMPLOYEES of bus firms will soon be joined by truck drivers, helpers known as pahinante and related workers as the Labor department’s National Capital Region office implements the order of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz to expand the composition of the Bus Transport Industry Tripartite Council (ITC), the department said in a statement…

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Dole-Davao inks pacts with ‘big’, ‘small’ brothers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 21, 2013

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Davao Region signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Tuesday with four “big brother” and 49 “small brother” companies under the Kapatiran Wise-TAV program.

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Armed men torch 11 buses in Laguna

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2013

MANILA – Armed men torched 11 buses in Pagsanjan, Laguna before dawn Monday, police said.

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Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2013

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Pantranco franchise under review, not canceled — DoTC

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2012

The Department of Transportation and Commu-nications (DoTC) is reviewing and not canceling the franchise of the country’s formerly biggest bus companies, the defunct Pantranco North Express Inc., an official of the agency assured the bus firm’s former employees who expressed worries over the claims of some bus operators that Pantranco’s franchise was already canceled or…

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Labor groups, employees mull graft raps vs Roxas

Published by rudy Date posted on July 7, 2012

Manila, Philippines – Labor groups and former employees of the defunct Pantranco North Express are considering filing graft charges against Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II for defying a Supreme Court (SC) order when he stopped the sale of 489 franchises to bus firms affiliated with the Victory Liner Group.

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Labor groups alarmed by growing anti-worker position of nat’l leaders

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2012

Labor groups expressed alarm at the growing anti-labor position of many of the country’s national leaders. The labor sector is the most abused sector in the Philippine economic equation, bowing to the influences of money sources or investors, the object of government’s wooing and cajoling, offering them everything, from tax holidays to guarantees against labor…

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Bank workers want to be heard on proposed bill

Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2012

Workers want a say in the proposed legislation being pursued by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) governing the takeover, liquidation and winding up operations of banks that are closed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

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We should have more decisions, and Department Secretaries, like this!

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2010

We should have more decisions, and Department Secretaries, like this! Three aggrieved teachers in Visayas vindicated by CHED’s decision Working for more than 20 years in the high school department, three teachers of a Visayas university had the shock of their teaching lives when they received on June 15, 2010 a memo reassigning them to…

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TUCP calls for proactive measures in workplaces

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2010

CEBU, Philippines – The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines is urging companies to be proactive in protecting their workers by complying strictly with safety and health standards to avoid accidents and deaths.

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He copied the buyer’s contact number and was dismissed.

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2007

After being illegally dismissed on June 2002, union member Sherwin Robosa received the National Labor Relations Commission’s decision on his illegal dismissal case, which ordered management to reinstate him and to pay his backwages worth Php 135, 242.63, on January 21, 2004.

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What women put up with in sweatshops

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2007

There are many laws, rules and regulations upholding the rights of women workers in the country. Despite, many women workers (especially unionists) are victims of discrimination, harassment and abuse in their work places. Oftentimes, women tolerate dire conditions and shun complaining or more forceful action for fear of losing their jobs. Consider what women put…

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Korean manager points gun at worker

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2007

Roh Fung, the Korean manager of Royal House, Inc. [not their real names] pointed a 45-caliber pistol at sewer Sebastian Andres [not his real name] after he balked at signing a resignation letter and a blank sheet of paper – which later contained a statement that Andres was apologizing for causing damage to the company…

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This is forced labor!

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2007

(Forced overtime, a new form of forced labor, also hazardous to health) To meet export orders, many Philippine companies, including those inside economic zones, are resorting to a new form of forced labor — long, long hours of forced (many times under-compensated) overtime.

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Apparel company supplies addictive drugs to workers during overnight work!

Published by rudy Date posted on February 2, 2007

(Yet underpays them for all the effort.) Workers of Assembly Apparel (not its real name) say the company gave out Duromine Phentermine-not ordinarily prescribed by doctors-to workers to keep them awake during once a week overnight work dating back to September 2002. Aside from the drug, the company also provides workers with Extra Joss, an…

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Employers are causing UTI and kidney problems – TUCP

Published by rudy Date posted on July 23, 2003

Companies’ failure to provide sufficient and clean rest rooms (CRs) and severe restriction on their use are resulting in an explosion of UTI and kidney problems among many workers, increasing absenteeism and jeopardizing workers’ health and productivity.

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TUCP complaint concerning Convention No. 97, Migration for Employment (Revised), 1949 China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (notification: 1997) Published: 2005

Published by rudy Date posted on June 11, 2003

The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations notes that at its 288th Session (November 2003), the Governing Body of the ILO approved the report of the tripartite committee set up to examine the representation alleging non-observance by China of Convention No. 97: Migration for Employment (Revised), 1949, with respect to…

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TUCP filed the complaint in the ILO in March 2003

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2003

Last 26 February 2003, the HKSAR government approved certain measures that will greatly affect Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong. TUCP in its letter-complaint to the ILO alleges discrimination against the HKSAR government.

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