NTUC Press Releases

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 pushes for equitable growth, petitions P259 daily wage increase across-the-board in NCR

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2017

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TUCP rejects order on endo

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2017

http://www.visayandailystar.com/2017/January/27/businessnews4.htm The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines rejects a new Department of Labor and Employment order that will only perpetuate contractualization and continue to curtail workers’ right to regular employment, freedom of association and collective bargaining, a press release from TUCP said yesterday.

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We cannot be a country of contractual workers, NO to a new D.O. that institutionalizes ‘endo’, TUCP tells DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2017

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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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TUCP, allied groups seek early enactment of credit surety fund bill

Published by rudy Date posted on January 22, 2016

PRESS STATEMENT (for immediate release) RUBEN D. TORRES 22 January 2016 President, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines CP No. 0908.851.3320 LEONIE Q. MONTEMAYOR President, Federation of Free Farmers CP No. 0908.240.9772 TUCP, ALLIED GROUPS SEEK EARLY ENACTMENT OF CREDIT SURETY FUND BILL The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and allied farmers groups…

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TUCP Elects Ruben D. Torres as President

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2015

The Executive Board and the General Council of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) have unanimously elected Ruben Torres as president, a position that recently became vacant due to the untimely demise of former senator Ernesto Herrera. Torres is concurrently the president of the BPO Workers Association of the Philippines (BWAP-TUCP), an industry-wide…

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46 labor federations and national unions

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2013

TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES (TUCP) (An affiliate of the International Trade Union Confederation) PRESS RELEASE 09 July 2013 Reference: TUCP GenSec Jun Umali (09178977182) Manuel Portus (09196191206) 46 labor federations and national unions call for DOLE Secretary’s resignation Forty-six (46) national unions and labor federations sought the resignation of DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz…

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TUCP-ITUC’s Herrera and Umali file charges versus DOLE’s Baldoz, et al., with Ombudsman

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2013

TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES (TUCP) (An affiliate of the International Trade Union Confederation) PRESS RELEASE 06 July 2013 Reference: Rafael E Mapalo (09472812811) Manuel Portus (09196191206) TUCP-ITUC’s Herrera and Umali file charges versus DOLE’s Baldoz, et al., with Ombudsman The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) filed a graft…

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TUCP deplores DOLE leadership

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2013

TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES (TUCP-ITUC) PRESS RELEASE (for immediate release) Fmr. Senator Ernesto F. Herrera, PhD President ( 09175471717; 09198621717) Gen Sec Jun Umali (09178977182) Juan Manuel Portus (09196191206) Rafael E Mapalo (09472812811) TUCP deplores DOLE leadership The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), an affiliate of the International Trade Union Confederation…

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TUCP lauds ILO for acting on complaint, assails DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS STATEMENT TUCP lauds ILO for acting on complaint, assails DOLE Former Senator and Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) President Ernesto F. Herrera has commended the International Labor Organization (ILO) for acting swiftly on the complaint lodged by TUCP concerning the nomination of a workers’ adviser in the 2012 International…

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TUCP on ITF: Boycott servicing PAL for labor unity for PALEA and for security of tenure

Published by rudy Date posted on April 6, 2011

PRESS RELEASE TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES                    06 April 2011 TUCP-PGEA Compound, Maharlika cor. Masaya Street, Diliman, Quezon City For inquiries please contact: ROY SENERES, SR., National Spokesperson (Mobile: 09287886514) RAFAEL E. MAPALO, Director for Education (Mobile: (+63) 9285047052) Tel. No: (632) 9220917 Fax Number: (632) 9219758 TUCP on ITF:…

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TUCP supplementary statement on the P75 across-the-board wage petition

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2011

PRESS RELEASE TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES                    31 March 2011 TUCP-PGEA Compound, Maharlika cor. Masaya Street, Diliman, Quezon City For inquiries please contact: ERNESTO F. HERRERA, PhD, General Secretary Mobile: 09198621717 ROY SENERES, SR., National Spokesperson Mobile: 09287886514 RAFAEL E. MAPALO, Director for Education Mobile: (+63) 9285047052 Tel. No: (632)…

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TUCP files P75 wage petition in NCR

Published by rudy Date posted on March 7, 2011

PRESS RELEASE TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES                    07 March 2011 TUCP-PGEA Compound, Maharlika cor. Masaya Street, Diliman, Quezon City For inquiries please contact: ERNESTO F. HERRERA, PhD, General Secretary (Mobile: 09198621717_ ROY SENERES, SR., National Spokesperson     (Mobile: 09287886514) RAFAEL E. MAPALO, Director for Education (Mobile: (+63) 9285047052) Tel. No:…

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TUCP to file P55 wage increase in NCR

Published by rudy Date posted on March 1, 2011

PRESS RELEASE TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES RAFAEL E. MAPALO, National Spokesperson Mobile: 0928.504.70.52 Fax:     921.97.58; Fax:     433.22.08 Email:    secrtucp@ntucphl.org; tucp.education@gmail.com website: www.ntucphl.org TUCP to file P55 wage increase in NCR The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, the largest labor organization in the country, will file a P55-75 across-the-board wage petition…

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Workplace accidents: 51 workers dead and eight others injured in 22 fatal accidents, so far

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2010

Manila (27 April) — “The workplaces have become increasingly dangerous place for workers. The five new deaths in Cebu construction and 10 others from mining accidents in Nueva Vizcaya this April alone, showed continued disregard for workers’ safety and health and with safety standards and laws. How many more workers have to die before we…

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TUCP: P75 wage increase for workers in NCR

Published by rudy Date posted on March 1, 2010

PRESS RELEASE HON. RAYMOND DEMOCRITO C. MENDOZA        March 1, 2010 Trade Union Congress Party-List (TUCP) TUCP-PGEA Compound, Maharlika cor. Masaya Streets, Diliman, Quezon City Tel/Fax: (632) 351-3757/924-7551 TUCP: P75 wage increase for workers in NCR

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TUCP urges presidential candidates and political parties to address high unemployment

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2010

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the biggest labor center in the country calls on presidential candidates and political parties to come-up with a clear agenda to resolve the increasing numbers of unemployed workers in the Philippines. To date, there are 2.8 million unemployed Filipinos according to the latest NSO data.

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World day for decent work, TUCP calls for decent work, decent life

Published by rudy Date posted on October 7, 2009

WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK TUCP CALLS FOR DECENT WORK, DECENT LIFE For Immediate Release 07 October 2009 TUCP leaders engaged DOLE Secretary Marianito Roque and PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima in separate meetings for a dialogue and hand-over of the World Day for Decent Work’s Call to Action for Decent Work, Decent Life!…

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