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May 18-19, 2017 — “Enforce constitutional and labor code provisions on security of tenure; scrap D.O. 174, s.2017!” was the thundering call of some 86 union leaders, members, and workers in the National Conference on Employment Security and Constructive Industrial Relations held in Manila on 18-19 May 2017 with the theme: “Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable…

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End Contractualization Now!

Some 326 union leaders, members and their families --perched along the historical wall of Intramuros, under close watch by a throng of police --bellowed a unified cry for justice.

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Security of tenure now! unions tell government

5.18.2016, Manila. – Some 1,000 trade union leaders (41% women) reiterated workers’ call for passage of stronger, better, and workable labor law to ensure security of tenure and constructive industrial relations in the country amidst pervasive use of contractual and precarious employment arrangements.

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From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.

Orange the World 2017: Leave no one behind This year, the UNiTE Campaign will have the overarching theme, "Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls" reflecting the core principle of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Deaths Continue...

102 workers were killed and 164 workers were injured in 42 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in January – December 2017 – a TUCP compilation of media reports show.

At least 66 workers were killed and 122 workers were injured in 47 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in January-December 2016 – a TUCP compilation of media reports show.

Excluding the horrific 74 deaths toll from the Kentex slippers factory fire, deaths were almost at the same level as in 2015. Some 143 workers were killed and 86 workers were injured in 43 serious workplace incidents in 2015. (more…)

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