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Big-time oil price hike ‘uncalled for’: labor groups

MANILA — Labor groups on Tuesday scored the big-time price hike implemented by oil companies. Partido Manggagawa (PM) national chair Rene Magtubo believed that the oil price increase should have not been implemented, noting that these companies still have reserves in their supply. “At this point in time, there should be no big-time price hike given ...

6 Groups ask Duterte: Appoint true representatives for labor, management in government agencies

LEADERS of major labor and employers’ groups on Wednesday issued a united appeal to President Duterte to appoint “genuine” stakeholder representatives in government agencies. The executives of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport), Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Sentro ng mga ...

National Bilateral Framework Agreement of workers and employers to tackle power rates, traffic, cost of medicine, government subsidies for minimum wage earners

High power rates and worsening road traffic are the top two issues that six labor and employer groups in the country want to be addressed before the end of the Duterte administration. In a press conference on Wednesday, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) president Raymond C. Mendoza disclosed this will be the initial ...

Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza

Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza is TUCP’s Representative to the 14th, 15th and 16th Congresses of the Republic of the Philippines. He is husband to Governor of Cotabato Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza and father to Maria Alana Samantha and Emilio Ramon. Born in Cebu City in 1962, he found his affinity in the labor movement at a young age having been introduced to the struggle of workers by his father DemocritoT. Mendoza, founder of TUCP.

Raymond obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of San Carlos and passed the Bar in 1988. His passion for the labor sector also led him to pursuing studies in this field earning certificates from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and completing the Financial Analysis Program for Labor Leaders in Turin, Italy (1995) and Occupational Safety and Health Course also in Turin, Italy (2000).

Labor Center


Prohibit and criminalize labor contractualization and to strengthen workers security of tenure in line with the policy statements of President Duterte Involvement of trade unions in labor compliance inspection systems and mechanisms Tax reforms to provide economic relief to workers Increasing the pension of retired workers Legislated national wage increase  Philippine Senate ratification of ILO ...

Current Programs

Capacity-building for the protection and promotion of human and labor rights Revitalizing workers organizing activities to help TUCP affiliates and unions to expand membership Reviving technical education program for workers, their families and communities including youth and unemployed workers Participating with government agencies on the following: Enhancing productivity Ending child labor Workers’ training Women empowerment ...

Core Principles

Democratize wealth, incomes and power. Build democratic organizations and instill nationalism, solidarity, equity and social responsibility. Improve conditions of work and life of workers and their families, including non-members. Protect workers’ wages and job security and preserve vigilance over the deterioration of working conditions. Strengthen bargaining position of unions, work towards industrial peace and development. ...

Skills Training

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TESDA) in partnership with the Technical education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) launched TUCP Worker’s College in 2005 to equip job-seekers and out-of-school youth with skills training and development.

The Worker’s College is dedicated to the professional development of individuals and offers a comprehensive curriculum of training programs to fit the needs of all personnel in the various industries.

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