NTUC Developments

8 June 2024 – Six participants (five women) hurdle the gruelling 11-Saturday 2nd Cluster learning course (CLiCK 2) conducted by the NTUC Phl Leadership Institute (LEADNtI). NTUC CLiCK’s training for women and young workers for leadership uses improved modules from CLiCk 1 (2023) and the ITUC AP/DGB BW/ATUC mentoring manuals. The in-person course took place at the ObreNa Center in Quezon City. The teaching team, led by President Jhing Ogalinda, comes from NTUC Phl. Participating federations fully supported the program and participants’ expenses. The pilot (online) CLiCK 1 program in 2023 graduated 18 leaders (out of 28 participants).

Published by rudy Date posted on June 8, 2024
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2 May 2024 – NTUC Phl held a Joint celebration of International Safety Day (April 28) and Labor Day (May 1), on 28 April 2024, online, from Quezon City. The celebration revolved around two themes: Theme 1 on OSH as ILO fundamental principle, and Theme 2 on Negotiating ILO C190 provisions in CBAs. Some 77 trade union officers connected from different places in the country.

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2024
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8 Mar 2024 – Some 45 participants (six men), all but ten online, participated in the blended NTUC Phl International Women’s Day celebrations at the ObreNa Center in Quezon City. President Jhing Ogalinda, DGS Angelita Senorin, Asst Treasurer Cyril Doctor, and AGS Joan Bautista facilitated the program. A new 18-point Women and Youth Agenda for 2024-2028 was recommended for confirmation by the NTUC Phl General Council in April 2024. The Assembly discussed further work on WaY issues considering the Aug 18, 2023 2nd National Convention resolutions and the Philippine ratification in March 2024 of ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

Published by rudy Date posted on March 8, 2024
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30 July 2023 – 18 participants (12 women) completed the pilot 10-Saturday Cluster Learning Course training women and young workers for leadership. The online course Zoomed from Quezon City was an intense program ranging from Time management to Artificial intelligence conducted by a teaching team from NTUC Phl. Participants endorsed the Course for institutionalization. The next course will start in Jan 2024.

Published by rudy Date posted on July 30, 2023
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27 June 2023 – NTUC Phl now sits in the NEDA STAKEHOLDERS’ CHAMBER ON SDGs. “The Stakeholder’s Chamber is a venue to promote understanding, develop ownership, and facilitate the emergence of well-aligned partnerships for the achievement of the SDGs. This serves as a platform of engagement between government and non-government actors for better resource management and coordination of the SDG targets and goals.”

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2023

     

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2 May 2023 – NTUC Phl held a Joint celebration of International Safety Day (April 28) and Labor Day (May 1), on 29 April 2023, online, from Quezon City. The celebration revolved around two themes: 1 – Violence and harassment (VnH), Gender-based violence (GVB), and Occupational safety and health (OSH) Actions; 2 – Increased women and youth participation.

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2023
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18 Aug 2022 – NTUC Phl 2022 Anniversary Program

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2022

NTUC Phl celebrated its 4th Anniversary: listening to the Reports of President Rodolfo Capoquian; expressing solidarity with the people and trade unions of Myanmar in their struggle for democracy; further discussions on NTUC Phl’s labor agenda; Validation of the NTUC Phl/ITUC AP Build Up Manual, Lead Up Mentor Manual, and Lead Up Mentee Manual; and…

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Labor Day Climate Change Initiative: TUCP officials launches carbon war; expresses solidarity with Nepal and Vanuatu

Published by rudy Date posted on May 11, 2015

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the largest labor group in the Philippines, and the Climate Change Commission, observed Labor Day with a landmark agreement that brings Filipino workers directly into the mainstream of effort to mitigate the disastrous impact of climate change. TUCP President Ernesto F. Herrera and Climate Change Commissioner Heherson…

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United. Great. Free! 13th SMP-NATOW National Convention

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2014

By Joseph Jovellanos 25 May 2014, Manila. –SMP-NATOW (Samahang Manggagawang Pilipino – National Alliance of Teachers and Office Workers) held its 13th National Convention and 43rd founding anniversary on 25-27 May 2013 in Manila, with the theme “United, Great, and Free”. Some 180 leaders and members from various education institutions and offices all over the…

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Philippine Unions Pledge to Fight for Safety and Health at Work

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2014

08 April 2014, Manila. Forty-four leaders representing nine national labor federations, 26 enterprise-based unions in special economic zones and in the BPO industry, and workers in the informal economy gathered to commemorate the 2014 International Workers Memorial Day with the theme: “Unions Fight for Safety and Health at Work!” Led by the TUCP Women’s Committee,…

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TUCP Calls for Improved Environment for FoA and CB in Special Economic Zones

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2014

Manila, 08 February 2014. –Over a hundred trade union leaders and activists called on DOLE to prioritize closing the gap between law and practice on workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining in special economic zones (SEZs) in the Philippines. TUCP also called on the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and zone locators to respect…

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TUCP Concludes National Productivity Conference; Calls for Productivity and Equitable Sharing of Profits and Gains

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2013

Some thirty labor leaders, representing 14 national and enterprise-level unions, urge employers and government to institute and accelerate productivity improvements, equitable profit and gain sharing schemes, and compliance with and respect for core labor standards. The call comes with union commitment to pursue social dialogue and constructive industrial relations in their respective workplaces. The call…

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Philippine trade unions right on top of “greening” enterprises and workplaces

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2012

Tagbilaran City, Bohol, July 20, 2011 – True to their promise for renewed joint collaboration, Japanese and Filipino unions are continuing to support nationally-identified issues and concerns in the Philippines. As a follow up to 2011’s programon decent work and green jobs, this year’s activity (third of its kind since the program was launched in…

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Herrera: ”A New Dawn for Trade Union Democracy, Decent Work and Economic Equity!”

Published by rudy Date posted on March 21, 2012

ITUC-AP General Secretary Noriyuki Suzuki presents to Fmr. Senator and TUCP President Ernesto F. Herrera the formal Statement of ITUC and ITUC-AP endorsing the constitutional succession of Bro. Herrera to the TUCP presidency. In their respective speeches UNI-APRO General Secretary Christopher Ng (right of Bro. Herrera) and LO-FTF/Danish Trade Union Council Consultant Jens Aarup (left…

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TUCP Trains New Breed of Young Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiators

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2011

With scores of anti-union actions happening all over the world, particularly assaults on security of tenure and collective bargaining, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and Workers Development Foundation Inc, (WDFI), with assistance from the international labour movement, the International Trade Union Confederation-Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP), takes on the challenge of preparing young trade…

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Philippine Trade Unions Walk the “Green” Talk

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2011

Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, October 2011 – Not letting momentum pass without renewed action, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and Workers Development Foundation Inc. (WDFI),with support from the Japanese unions led by the Japan International Labour Foundation (JILAF), together with 25 young trade union leaders from 17 local affiliated unions in…

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“UNIONS MAKE WORK AND COMMUNITIES SAFER!”

Published by rudy Date posted on June 10, 2011

TUCP celebration of the 28 April 2011 International Commemoration Day for the Dead and Injured Workers BRIEF REPORT

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126 proud graduates of TESDA/TUCP Workers College (TWC)/ TUCP Party List free training for work program’s pledge of excellence

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2011

March 22, 2011, Quezon City – “I will win. I will be a good worker. I will be better than the next person,” a pledge of excellence of every graduate as they say goodbye, reminisce the last 5-7 weeks of training and look forward with confidence to the changes and challenges awaiting them. Resembling a…

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“Our future cannot be put on hold”

Published by rudy Date posted on January 7, 2011

Filipino young trade union leaders demand decent work “We should not spend a lifetime dreaming of decent work, we should go out and work for it,” young trade union leaders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, called for targeted, responsive and increased investment on decent employment and genuine participation of youth in decision-making processes. The program,…

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Philippines: Statement on asbestos delivered five levels below the ground

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2010

10 December 2010: Manila, Philippines – Five levels below the ground. It was not a bomb shelter. The messengers were not carrying a bomb although their message was to defuse a different kind of bomb. It was the receiving section of the Canadian Embassy. Or so it was said.

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Asbestos protest calls for Canada to close Jeffrey mine

Published by rudy Date posted on December 6, 2010

December 1, 2010: Manila, Philippines – The Associated Labor Unions (ALU), the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) asked Canada to close Jeffrey asbestos mine in Quebec in a protest around the Canadian Embassy in Manila in 25 November 2010.

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TUCP and its affiliates support the environment

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2010

TUCP and its affiliates join the tree planting activity spearheaded by the National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB) in celebration of the 21st National Statistics Month on October 27, 2010 at Brgy. Hacienda Dolores, Porac Pampanga.

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Trade Union Action on the MDGs Developed

Published by rudy Date posted on October 11, 2010

On 07 October 2010, World Day for Decent Work, Philippine unions pledged to take three priority actions –(a) implementing and monitoring productivity programs at the enterprise level, (b) campaign for living wage in partnership with global union federations and other like-minded organizations, and (c) FP/RH and HIV and AIDS education at the workplace –as workers’…

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PALEA rejoins TUCP and explains PAL labor dispute

Published by rudy Date posted on October 7, 2010

Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) rejoins TUCP. PALEA President Gerry Rivera explains the origins of and developments in the long-running PALEA labor dispute with Philippine Airlines during the TUCP General Council meeting on 5 October 2010.  TUCP affiliates pledged support for PALEA’s struggle which would have long-term implications on outsourcing of the work of regular…

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Labor Groups Zooming in on Asbestos

Published by rudy Date posted on October 4, 2010

Asbestos ban bills The call to pass the bill banning asbestos at the Senate took center stage with the setting up of an email campaign urging the Senate Committee on Trade and Commerce to hold meetings and consultations. Union members and supporters of the ban can send emails to Senator Manny Villar as the Committee…

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Trade unions and associations of household workers unite for domestic workers’ protection in law and practice

Published by rudy Date posted on June 15, 2010

“Domestic workers are an important component of the workforce and of the economy. They have legitimate issues, needs and rights under existing laws and regulations,” stressed some 25 trade union leaders and advocates from some 20 unions and associations of household workers in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao who participated in the two-day National Trade Union…

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TUCP pushes for green jobs, decent work

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2010

By: Fryan E. Abkilan Surigao del Norte (28 May) – A national workshop for green jobs and decent work was successfully held in Bacolod City recently. Organized by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) with support from Japan International Labour Foundation (JILAF), the activity documented information on workplace and community-based green jobs and…

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Canadian Embassy in Manila declines meeting union leaders on asbestos

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2010

Manila, Philippines – “The Ambassador has other commitments throughout that day and he will not be able to attend the event or meet with your representatives. He sends his regrets,” was the reply of the Embassy of Canada on the letter of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Associated Labor Unions (ALU) and…

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TUCP to improve health services in barangays

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2010

CEBU, Philippines – Trade Union Congress of the Philippines Partylist Rep. Raymond Mendoza yesterday said their concerns are not only the issues related to labor, but also the need to improve the health services to the people in the barangays.

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Young workers have spoken: Make decent work for youth a reality

Published by rudy Date posted on April 12, 2010

“Work without respect for trade union rights is never decent,” young workers stressed during the two-day TUCP/ITUC-AP-supported National Youth Conference/Workshop for Decent Work under Global Crisis in March 12-13, 2010 at Kimberly Hotel, Tagaytay City.

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July 15 – World Youth Skills Day

“Skills for everyone in times of AI!”

 

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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