NTUC (Phl) Statements

30 June 2023 – NTUC Phl on minimum wages and living wages

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2023

Position on NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGES National Trade Union Center (NTUC Phl)

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8 July 2022 – PH among 10 worst countries for workers

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2022
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8 Apr 2022 – What is wrong with minimum wage fixing and implementation?

Published by rudy Date posted on April 8, 2022

By Ruben D. Torres IN a period of more than three years, the minimum wages of workers in the private sector have not changed. The last minimum wage adjustment was in December 2019, issued by the regional board of BARMM. For the National Capital Region, the last wage order was issued in November 2018. During…

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3 Nov 2021 – NTUC Phl letter to Philippine Senate on RCEP ratification

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2021

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6 Mar 2020 – Farmers blast Agriculture Secretary for downplaying impact of rice liberalization on farmers

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on March 6, 2020

Farmers blast Agriculture Secretary for downplaying impact of rice liberalization on farmers March 6, 2020 – The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) chided Secretary William Dar of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for belittling the harm that the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) has inflicted on farmers. During a recent chance interview, Secretary Dar was quoted…

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Oct 18, 2019 – “The proposal to extend employee probationary period to 2 years from 6 months is downright unconstitutional and oppressive. xxx”

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on October 23, 2019

Statement of Roland de la Cruz, NACUSIP National President and PACIWU / CIO Senior National Executive Vice President on the proposed 2 year probationary period for workers. “The proposal to extend employee probationary period to 2 years from 6 months is downright unconstitutional and oppressive. It infringes into a worker’s right to security of tenure…

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Aug 19, 2019 – RAISING ATM SERVICE FEE WILL FURTHER IMPOVERISH ALREADY POOR FILIPINOS Millions of Filipino workers and 4Ps beneficiaries will be affected

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on August 20, 2019

Aug 19, 2019 RAISING ATM SERVICE FEE WILL FURTHER IMPOVERISH ALREADY POOR FILIPINOS Millions of Filipino workers and 4Ps beneficiaries will be affected Labor groups led by the National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Philippines (NACUSIP) and its allied organizations opposes plans of the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to increase…

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Farmers chide Senator Villar for ignoring effects of import undervaluation on rice farmers

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on July 31, 2019

Farmers chide Senator Villar for ignoring effects of import undervaluation on rice farmers (26 July 2019) The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) scored Senator Cynthia Villar’s recent claim that she could not do anything about the reported undervaluation of rice imports. When asked about the issue in a recent press interview, Senator Villar reportedly replied…

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Farmers refute claims rice liberalization has lowered rice prices

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on July 22, 2019

Farmers refute claims rice liberalization has lowered rice prices Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) – July 22, 2019 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Local farmers are contradicting the claim of the economic team that the opening up of the market has resulted in a significant decline in rice prices. The Federation of Free Farmers…

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Union groups push for employment security, decent work

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on June 10, 2019

BUTUAN CITY, June 7 (PIA) — Union members from the different national unions under the National Trade Union Center (NTUC) are pushing for decent work, including living wages, and job security for employees. In the recent workshop on Employment Security and Constructive Industrial Relations held in Quezon City, NTUC union members called on the national…

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‘Government has no money for P10-billion rice fund’

Published by rudy Date posted on April 10, 2019

By Cai U. Ordinario & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas, BusinessMirror, Apr 10, 2019 FARMERS may have to wait until the third quarter at the earliest to benefit from a fund that will consist of tariffs from rice imports, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

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Manifesto of FFF and FFFC on Villar

Published by rudy Date posted on April 8, 2019

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NTUC Philippines Cautions Against Tax, Tax, Tax!

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2019

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The Way Forward: Workers Need the Rule of Law

Published by rudy Date posted on October 17, 2017

The Way Forward: Workers Need the Rule of Law By RIBEN D. TORRES President TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES-ITUC Delivered during the National Tripartite Conference on Trade and Labor Standards Makati Diamond Residences, 11-12 October 2017

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Hanjin workers in Subic to go on strike

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2017

BY PATRICK ROXAS, Manila Times, Sep 4, 2017 SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Restive workers of shipbuilding giant Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) here said they will go on strike if an agreement to hold a certification election for the recognition of the union fails.

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Dangers in removing rice import restrictions

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2016

By Leonardo Q. Montemayor, William D. Dar and Ruben D. Torres* The multi-billion-peso rice industry is a major source of employment, income and nutrition for Filipinos. It consists of some 2.5 million small farmers plus several hundred thousand farm laborers and others engaged in the supply of farm inputs and machinery, milling/processing, warehousing, transport, other…

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Feb 20 – World Day of Social Justice

“Living wages for social justice.”

 

Continuing
Solidarity with CTU Myanmar,
trade unions around the world,
for democracy in Myanmar,
with the daily protests of
people in Myanmar against
the military coup and
continuing oppression.

 

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Reject Military!

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