National trade union conference calls for employment security and constructive industrial relations

labor-day-climate-changeSupported by the Japan International Labor Foundation (JILAF), the two-day program aimed to contribute to the promotion of equitable growth and decent work for all. It provided locus for unions to better appreciate prevailing Philippine labor market challenges, with input from unions and external experts; understand the impact of globalization on employment and trade unionism; learn insights from the experiences of Japanese trade unions, particularly on the issue of national wage increases and constructive industrial relations; and adopt a set of national policy and program recommendations to address lingering issues on employment security and workers’ rights. [Read More]

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TUCP concerned that asbestos puts workers at risk at Manila Thermal Power Plant;

Calls on government to verify reports

Asbestos is a danger to everyone because the fibers penetrate deep into the lungs when inhaled. Asbestos causes lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma (a form of cancer caused only by asbestos) with no known safe level of exposure.