NTUC in the News

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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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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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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WE SUPPORT LUNTIANG PILIPINAS PARTY LIST BECAUSE OF OUR SHARED ADVOCACIES

Published by cedric Date posted on April 29, 2019

WE SUPPORT LUNTIANG PILIPINAS PARTY LIST BECAUSE OF OUR SHARED ADVOCACIES. Click here. NTUC Phl Luntian 2019 f (1)

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Farmers fight back

Published by rudy Date posted on December 10, 2017

By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star), Dec 10, 2017 Sen. Manny Pacquiao is about to face what could probably be one of his toughest fights. Just recently, Pacquiao filed a bill seeking higher tax on tobacco, not only to collect more revenues but to protect the people’s health.

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SC orders tax refund for minimum wage earners for year 2008

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2017

By VIRGIL LOPEZ, GMA News, Feb 14, 2017 Minimum wage earners may soon get a tax refund from the government. This developed after the Supreme Court (SC) ordered the Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to grant a refund or tax credit to all individual taxpayers whose incomes in 2008 were…

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Labor group backs ‘right to disconnect’ bill

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2017

By Leslie Ann G. Aquino, Manila Bulletin, Feb 11, 2017 The proposed bill that will allow workers to “disconnect” or ignore text messages, phone calls and e-mails from superiors after work hours gained the support of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP).

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TUCP condemned senseless deaths in HTI fire; repulsed by authorities’ timidity and inaction

Published by rudy Date posted on February 10, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT (for immediate release) 10 February 2017 FMR. EXEC. SECRETARY RUBEN D. TORRES President, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines Contact Number: (+63) 908.851.3320 The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) expressed condolences to the affected workers and families in the fire that erupted in Housing Technology Industries on Wednesday.

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The four-letter word that can beat corruption

Published by rudy Date posted on January 12, 2017

BY RICARDO SALUDO, Manila Times, JANUARY 12, 2017 How can ordinary Filipinos help President Rodrigo Duterte beat corruption for good? In his message on Monday’s Black Nazarene procession, he extolled the Filipino’s untiring faith and unrelenting fight against injustice and corruption. Duterte now needs both to win against sleaze for good.

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TUCP bats for tax exemption on night, overtime pay

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2015

MANILA – Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the nation’s largest democratic labor center, with member-federations forming a General Council, has thrown its support behind two House bills seeking to exclude from income taxes all overtime and graveyard shift differential pay received by salaried employees, including the country’s 1.1 million business process outsourcing (BPO)…

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A giant leap for labor

Published by rudy Date posted on May 10, 2015

Labor in the Philippines took a giant leap forward this week when federations nationwide banded together to work for a better life for marginalized sectors. “We do not have to wait for government to do it for us, we will do it ourselves,” declared former Senator Ernesto Herrera. He is the recognized dean of Philippine…

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TUCP eyes raising laborer awareness on climate change via deal with CCC

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2015

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is targeting workers in a program to be held in partnership with government’s Climate Change Commission (CCC). TUCP President Ernesto F. Herrera said they aim to bring awareness to the organization’s 850,000 members “about the extent of the disastrous effects of climate change, the ways to reduce…

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TUCP and Bayanko partner for parliamentary federal system

Published by rudy Date posted on March 15, 2015

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, the largest group of labor federations in partnership Bayanko, a non-partisan crowdsourcing movement is for a complete overhaul of politics and government in the country.

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Forging the future of the country

Published by rudy Date posted on March 8, 2015

There is a saying that it is always darkest before dawn. That is true with what is happening to the Philippines today. It was darkest with the brutal killing of 44 SAF in Mamasapano. But it also promises a bright morning with more Filipinos becoming politically aware. They now know that they have to be…

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Bayanko partners with TUCP

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2014

Last Wednesday, Dec.10, Bayanko, the crowdsourcing movement for constitutional reform of the Philippines partnered with TUCP, the largest labor union movement in the Philippines.

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High food prices hit wage earners, says workers’ group

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2014

MANILA – Households dependent on wage earners have been wobbling from the swift rise in the prices of basic goods and services since May, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said Sunday.

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PHL unions step-up social dialogue, organizing campaign

Published by rudy Date posted on May 23, 2014

BUTUAN CITY, MAY 23 (PIA) – The Philippine unions have agreed to step up social dialogue and organizing campaigns, noting that the problems of inequality, wages, benefits, terms and conditions of work and life in the country could be solved quickly if the government and employers do not hinder workers’ freedom of association.

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UMICORE, Employees’ Labor Union sign CBA

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2014

Former Senator Ernesto Herrera (L), president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and Tony Ton Wong (R), president of UMICORE Specialty Chemicals Subic, Inc. display the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the company and the UMICORE Employees Labor Association (EULA-AMAPO-TUCP) recently signed at Blue Rock Resort, Barretto, Olongapo City as Roberto Flores,…

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TUCP, JILAF to hold Constructive IR, Employment Security, Equitable Income NatCon

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2014

BUTUAN CITY, May 7 (PIA) – The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), in cooperation with the Japan International Labor Foundation (JILAF) will hold the Constructive Industrial Relations, Employment Security, and Equitable Income national conference on May 13-14, 2014 at the Traders Hotel in Manila.

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Workers union gives Aquino failing mark

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2014

A LABOR group gave President Benigno Aquino III a “poor rating” for allegedly failing to address the country’s high unemployment rate.

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TUCP signs memorandum of understanding with Subic Heart Center

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2014

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOU) with the Subic Heart Center (SHC) that will provide medical services to members of the labor organization, including their families and dependents.

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Aquino failed to create enough jobs – TUCP

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2014

THE Philippines marks Labor Day today as millions of Filipinos struggle to survive because the Aquino government has failed to create enough jobs to lower the unemployment rate, former senator Ernesto Herrera, the president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), said.

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LTFRB, BPO workers group ink road safety pact

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2014

MANILA — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday signed an agreement with the BPO Workers’ Association of the Philippines (BWAP-TUCP) and EACOMM Corporation that would ensure the safety of BPO workers who regularly commute from dusk to dawn.

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TUCP’s Herrera denies R.A. 6715 spurred contractual hiring

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2014

The former legislator responsible for a landmark amendment to the Labor Code has denied that the legislation he authored in 1989 legalized contractual work arrangements, saying those who blame him for the practice are ignorant of the law’s true intent.

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Feature: Philippine unions pledge to fight for safety and health at work

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2014

Forty-four leaders representing nine national labor federations, 26 enterprise-based unions in special economic zones and in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, and workers in the informal economy gathered recently to commemorate the 2014 International Workers Memorial Day with the theme: “Unions Fight for Safety and Health at Work!”

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Herrera is TUCP president: CA

Published by rudy Date posted on March 5, 2014

THE APPELLATE court has ruled former senator Ernesto F. Herrera is the rightful president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) in light of the intra-organization dispute within the country’s largest labor union. In a 32-page decision, the Court of Appeals’ (CA) seventh division said Mr. Herrera is TUCP’s president in a holdover…

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TUCP wants P83-P85 wage hike

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2013

MANILA – Militant groups held a rally at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in QC where the Regional Tripartite Wage Board held its third and final public consultation on petitions to raise the minimum daily wage.

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TUCP lauds SSS for new rules on educational loans

Published by rudy Date posted on July 10, 2013

CEBU, Philippines – The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) party-list welcomed the recent news that more members of the Social Security System can avail of educational loans, after it changed its guidelines on educational assistance program.

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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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