- Dec. 5, 2015 – GBV PROGRAMS NEEDED – Four of ten workers in the Philippines had been victims of gender-based violence (GBV),or know of someone else in the workplace who had been similarly victimized. GBV’s negative effects on enterprise and workers productivity and well-being are clear, too. However, government or private sector programs to address GBV have yet to be put in place.
- Dec. 1, 2016 – Gender-based violence (GBV) messes with workers in many ways. An ITUC AP/Philippine affiliates survey in 2015 found that one-in-every-five workers had been victims of GBV (emotional/psychological, physical, sexual, harassment). In addition, one of every five workers had known someone else in the workplace who had been victimized. GBV caused workers being late for work or absent altogether. There were GBV deaths, too. One in two victims said violence had continued at or near the workplace. Abusers were husbands predominantly, wives at times, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends.
- Nov. 21, 2016 — The country’s Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) have dutifully issued minimum wages in their regions, but they have taken the line of least resistance and adopted the very low road to development. They pride themselves in having mandated wages not too far from regional poverty levels.
- Nov. 16, 2016 – CTALK by Cito Beltan, Philippine Star – Don’t look now but the DOLE is clearly doing the “One step forward – Two step backward” dance concerning the issue on abolishing contractualization.
- Nov. 15, 2016 – So-called workers cooperatives, originally put up to thwart union organizing, without appropriate capital and workplace tools, equipment, etc. are labor-only contractors. Hotels and restaurants are accelerating engagement of ‘workers cooperatives’ to go around President Duterte’s pronouncement about ending ‘endo’.
- Nov. 8, 2016 – Workers putting up the electrical connections and lamp posts along C. P. Garcia St. in Diliman, Quezon City, National Capital Region (NCR), have no rudiments of personal protective equipment. Some are barefoot! All are in ordinary street clothes, no work clothes, no work gloves, no safety hats, no nothing …
- Nov. 1, 2016 – Endo by any other name is just as exploitative. We have been told endo has been ended in a number of enterprises…
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.
- FFF-TUCP holds dialogue with small coconut farmers; calls for immediate and sustainable programs for the coco industry
- Sugar Industry Union Calls for Marangal na Hanapbuhay; Declares support for Mar Roxas
- Two union triumphs in a row for Obrero Pilipino
- Public teachers’ union holds 5th triennial congress; elects new set of officers
Kalakaran sa Call Center Workplace
- DOLE to workers: Fret not Trump’s win
- Trump win a threat to BPO industry
- IT-BPO industry eyes new markets in Asia, Europe; sees slower growth in next 6 years
- Travails in the call center (last of 2 parts)
- Travails in the call center (first of 2 parts)
62 workers were killed and 101 workers were injured in 43 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines from January 2016 – December 2016 – a TUCP compilation of newspaper reports show.
TUCP in the News
- G.R. No. 210903 – The Phl President needs to approve increase in salary or compensation of GOCCs/CFIs that is not in accordance with the Salary Standardization Law
- GR 210940 – Salaries and benefits to be granted by the SSS, as mere trustee of the fund for the welfare and benefit of workers and employees in the private sector, must always be reasonable; …
- Republic Act No. 10911 – Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Republic Act No. 10906 – Anti-Mail Order Bride Law
- Weaker sex
- Reasonable basis
- TESDA Circular No. 31, S.2012, Guidelines in the Implementation of DTS Programs and Dualized Training Programs
- Asbestos: Still a global menace
- Is asbestos still used? EPA to review 10 chemicals under new Federal analysis of toxic substances
- Asbestos ban ‘a long time coming’
- Unions’ e-Campaign to Ban Asbestos Goes to Facebook