Labor Standards

Foreigners to be monitored for labor activities

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2021

by 12 Dec 2021 THE LABOR department on Sunday said it would monitor the economic activities of foreigners in the Philippines, after relaxing border controls amid a coronavirus pandemic.

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DOLE suspends labor inspections in December

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2021

By: Cathrine Gonzales, INQUIRER.net, 12 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has suspended all labor inspection activities this December to enable the agency to finish all pending labor standards cases and prepare the inspection program for 2020, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said Sunday.

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Teachers’ union cites progress in talks with DepEd, CSC on overtime pay

Published by rudy Date posted on June 26, 2021

By Mariejo S. Ramos, 26 Jun 2021 The Alliance of Concerned Teachers of the Philippines (ACT) said the Department of Education (DepEd) has agreed to provide teachers with service credit and 25-percent overtime pay for the excess working hours they rendered since June last year.

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Making labor policies modern and flexible

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2021

by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star), 12 May 2021 (Continued from April 14, 2021) The labor market conditions that I describe are based on pre-pandemic information available. Certainly, the effects of the pandemic on labor market conditions is to worsen their influence on jobs and incomes.

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Labor market policies and successful development

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2021

by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star), 5 May 2021 May 1 or Labor Day leads us to thoughts about the welfare of our country’s working class. It is a fair question to ask how our working class has benefited from seven decades of political independence.

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Labour reforms in New Zealand, and lessons for Australia

Published by rudy Date posted on March 26, 2021

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Commentary: Indonesia has amended 79 laws to boost investment and jobs. But that may yet not be enough

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2020

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Go backs measure protecting rights, welfare of freelance workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2020

(The Philippine Star), 12 Sep 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go has expressed support for and co-sponsored a measure ensuring that protection given to freelancers is up to par with that of regular employees.

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Ethical labels not fit for purpose, report warns consumers

Published by rudy Date posted on July 16, 2020

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Labor groups surprised that TUCP sided with anti-ABS CBN franchise

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2020

by Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 12 Jul 2020 The vote of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) party-list Rep. Raymund Mendoza against the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN Corporation last Friday surprised labor groups.

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Jeepney, UV Express drivers: We need work

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2020

Transport groups operating these vehicles, along with other advocacy groups, cite the urgency of restoring their livelihood and the public demand for mass transportation and criticize the government priority on private vehicles. By: Dexter Cabalza, Leila B. Salaverria, Matthew Reysio-Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Jun 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Drivers and operators of UV Express…

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DOLE urged to probe alleged non-payment of call center agents’ salaries during COVID-19 crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2020

by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News, 22 Jun 2020 MANILA – Sen. Imee Marcos on Monday urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to investigate alleged labor violations in call centers, saying she received reports that several agents have not received their salaries during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Senate OKs proposal allowing motorcycles as public transport

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2020

By Bernadette Tamayo, Manila Times, 13 Feb 2020 SIXTEEN senators have approved a committee report allowing motorcycle taxis to transport passengers all over the country.

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Measuring job quality: difficult but necessary

Published by rudy Date posted on February 13, 2020

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DoLE issues guidelines on virus-related absences

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2020

By William B. Depasupil, Manila Times, 1 Feb 2020 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is encouraging employers and business establishments to be flexible and compassionate in granting additional leave with pay to workers who need to take a leave of absence because of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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Protocol gaps cited for info lack on crime vs labor

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2019

By Samuel P. Medenilla, Business Mirror, Aug 27, 201924 Thousands of workers march toward the Presidential Palace in Manila to pay tribute to workers in celebration of International Labor Day, May 1, 2019.

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Still no law on ‘endo’ but more laws for workers’ benefits, protection

Published by rudy Date posted on April 27, 2019

By: Minerva Generalao, @Inq_Researchers Inquirer Research, Apr 27, 2019 There is no better time to take care of the country’s laborers than now as the Philippines pushes to sustain its robust economic growth.

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Bello: Private hospitals are no. 1 violators of labor laws

Published by rudy Date posted on February 22, 2018

By: Jessa Mae O. Sotto, @cebudailynews, Feb 22, 2018 LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday named hospitals in the country as the number one violators of labor laws.

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Feb 4, 2018 – WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO RELEASE WORK CLEARANCES. Scores of employees in call centers and banks have asked for help in speeding up delayed work clearances. They wonder why their clearances and final payments for wages and benefits have been witheld for far too long. Read more.

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2018

Aggrieved employees say ‘turnaround time’ is usually 2-3 months. However, there are those still waiting six months after completing turnover and other requirements. Employees twist in the wind, inquiring on their status week after week, thus impairing employees’ welfare and productivity. They are cruelly disadvantaged. Clearances are required either for employment or for regularisation with…

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DOLE taps compliance inspectors

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2018

By Jaimie Rose R. Aberia Manila Bulletin, Feb 1, 2018 Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has authorized 126 deputized inspectors who are members of labor organizations, employer representatives and professional groups to participate in the inspection of enterprises for compliance with labor standards.

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Long shifts, low pay are part of a PH nurse’s reality

Published by rudy Date posted on September 2, 2017

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DOLE recommends scrapping of HTI compliance certificates over Cavite factory fire

Published by rudy Date posted on June 5, 2017

by Ferdinand G. Patinio/PNA), Jun 5, 2017 MANILA, June 5 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has recommended the revocation of the certificates of compliance with the general labor standards and occupational safety and health standards (OSHS) of the House Technology Industries (HTI) and its contractors over the fire that gutted the electronics…

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Bill promoting ‘work from home’ hurdles Senate

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2017

INQUIRER.net, May 22, 2017 The Senate on Monday approved a bill that encourages “work from home” arrangements in a bid to ease traffic in Metro Manila and other urban areas.

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DOLE warns employers against illegal cash bonds from workers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 8, 2017

By: Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 08, 2017 MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has warned employers anew against the illegal collection of cash bonds from their workers.

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The Philippines and EU are partners in the promotion of labor rights

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2017

NOTES FROM THE EU DELEGATION By Franz Jessen (The Philippine Star), May 4, 2017 Last Monday marked the 128th anniversary of the International Labor Day. Like every year, this event was celebrated in many countries around the world, including in the Philippines. This year also marks the 104th anniversary of the famous 1903 rally that…

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Gov’t offers Labor Day ‘gift’ to jeepney drivers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2017

MILLION-PESO LOAN PACKAGE By: Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 02, 2017 Officials of the Department of Transportation and Department of Finance signed on Sunday an agreement for a financing mechanism for drivers who would be affected by the government’s jeepney modernization program.

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SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG compliance drops – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on February 10, 2017

BY MICAH VARDELEON, THE MANILA TIMES, FEB 10, 2017 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged employers to grant their employees full benefits.

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PH lauded for labor reforms

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2016

by WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL, REPORTER, June 25, 2016, http://www.manilatimes.net/ph-lauded-for-labor-reforms/269894/ TAGAYTAY CITY: The International Labor Organization (ILO) has lauded the Philippines for being one of eight countries in the world that have improved labor policies.

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These workplace benefits are slowly fading away

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2016

by Jeanne Sahadi @CNNMoney, June 20, 2016, http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/20/pf/workplace-benefits/index.html?sr=twmoney062116workplace-benefits0100AMStoryLink&linkId=25736855 Far more employers used to offer subsidized childcare, mortgage assistance and employee stock purchase plans than they do today.

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Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2016

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