NTUC Statements

The updated NTUC Phl staatements are posted in the Ntuc Phl facebook.

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2023
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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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4 Nov 2022 – Persecution of labor leaders in Myanmar continues and AFML has lost its third leg

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2022
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19 Aug 2022 – Sugar shortage a self-fulfilling prophecy

Published by rudy Date posted on August 21, 2022
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15 July 2022 – Unemployment is the entire government’s problem

Published by rudy Date posted on July 16, 2022
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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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11 Nov 2022 – NTUC Phl Labor Agenda

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2021

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gojiAxG877wV8t7GPHZ2EJtMRttAJe72ZWiUz4QUGI0/edit

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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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29 Oct 2021 – Workers’ agenda for the next administration

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2021

By Ruben D. Torres, 29 Oct 2021, Manila Times THE May 2022 national elections is an opportune time for workers to present a labor agenda that candidates may consider in order to advance the interests of labor in the country.

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22 Oct 2021 – ‘No jab, no pay’ is patently illegal

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2021

By Ruben D. Torres, 22 Oct 2021 NON-payment or withholding of wages for work already done is patently illegal under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Even delay in payment of wages can only be allowed if there is an emergency which makes the timely payment of wages impossible.

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17 Sept 2021 – Asean workers denounce Myanmar military junta

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2021

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20 Jul 2021 – 2nd Letter to Dole Secretary Bello (Ratification of ILO C190)

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2021

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10 Apr 2020 – Representations on CoVid-19 of NTUC Phl and its affiliates

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 27, 2020

NTUC PHL TO DOLE ON COVID 19 (3)

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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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15 Feb 2020 – NTUC Phl says compliance certificate and/or clearance on compliance with certain laws should be a requirement for granting loans or financial aid to private individuals or companies

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on February 17, 2020

15 Feb 2020 – NTUC Phl says compliance certificate and/or clearance on compliance with certain laws should be a requirement for granting loans or financial aid to private individuals or companies

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21 Jan 2019 – “Sa dinami-dami ng tripartite agencies ngaun, ang TEC at TIPC ang inde pa dinadapuan ng sakit na IP virus (itsa-pwera virus po yan).”

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on January 23, 2020

NTUC Phl Message on the occasion of the OATH-TAKING of TEC TIPC Representatives 21 Jan 2019 Sa dinami-dami ng tripartite agencies ngaun, ang TEC at TIPC ang inde pa dinadapuan ng sakit na IP virus (itsa-pwera virus po yan). Hanggang ngaun, tunay na mga lider manggagawa, nominated by mainstream unions, ang nagsisilbi sa TEC at…

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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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August 18, 2019 – Farmers support Pangilinan’s call to review Rice Tariffication Law – ‘Control influx of imports displacing local rice’

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on August 19, 2019

August 18, 2019 – Farmers support Pangilinan’s call to review Rice Tariffication Law – ‘Control influx of imports displacing local rice’

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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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FARMERS DOWNPLAY CLAIMED BENEFITS OF RICE TARIFFICATION LAW ON CONSUMERS

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on July 19, 2019

FARMERS DOWNPLAY CLAIMED BENEFITS OF RICE TARIFFICATION LAW ON CONSUMERS The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) questioned recent claims of some government officials that the Rice Tariffication Law (RA 11203) has resulted in a significant decline in rice prices. RA 11203, which took effect last March 2019, removed the quantitative limits on rice imports and…

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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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TUCP REITERATES OPPOSITION AGAINST CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2017

1.5.2017 (DOLE, Intramuros, Manila). TUCP President Ruben D. Torres –in a three-hour DOLE dialogue with organized labor –reiterated TUCP’s opposition against the pervasive and unchecked practice of contractualization.

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July 15 – World Youth Skills Day

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Invoke Article 33 of the ILO constitution
against the military junta in Myanmar
to carry out the 2021 ILO Commission of Inquiry recommendations
against serious violations of Forced Labour and Freedom of Association protocols.

 

Accept National Unity Government
(NUG) of Myanmar.
Reject Military!

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