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Calabarzon workers to get P13 pay hike on May 1

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has approved a P13 daily wage increase in the form of an allowance in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces) to take effect as the nation observes the International Labor Day on May 1.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Free MRT rides on Labor Day ‘revolting’, says worker group

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The free rides of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) for the public this coming labor day is “simply revolting” and “insulting,” a labor group said Friday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Employers told to abide by overtime rules for holiday work

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

The Department of Labor and Employment reminded employers Tuesday to abide by the pay rules for the Holy Week holidays.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

544 firms adopt flexible work week

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More than 500 establishments voluntarily adopted flexible work arrangements, such as the compressed work week, in 2013 to improve business competitiveness and productivity, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands of ARMM gov’t workers face uncertainty

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman. FILE PHOTO

The fate of at least 8,000 employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) hangs in the balance in the face of the upcoming dissolution of the five-province region to be replaced by the new Bangsamoro entity.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Workers lose in failed hospital venture

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EASTERN Bicol Medical Center in Virac, Catanduanes, is now suffering from a chronic lack of medicines and supplies, including oxygen, as its conversion into an economic enterprise four years ago failed to meet income projections. photo by Fernan Gianan

Employees of the financially distressed Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC) in Virac town, Catanduanes province, are waging a long, legal campaign to force the provincial government to revoke an ordinance that converted the premier hospital into a hobbling business venture.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Demand outpacing supply of jobs, admits labor chief

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

The administration simply cannot keep up with the growing demand for jobs.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Factory making CK, Gap to close, lay off 3,600

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At least 3,600 workers of a multinational garments factory that supplies famous international brands would file a case of illegal closure in the labor department today against the company that “suddenly” stopped its operations in Biñan City, Laguna province.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Labor leader’s son shot dead in Cebu

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A son of a labor leader was shot dead on Wednesday by a lone gunman in a case that the labor leader said perplexed him because the victim had no known enemies.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Migrants say ‘repatriation’ firms force workers out of Singapore

In this photo taken Feb. 9, 2014, a portrait of Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, left, is seen on a back alley where migrant workers congregate to enjoy their day off in Singapore's Little India District. Singapore’s wealth and continued growth rely in large part on foreign workers. Yet as the numbers of migrant workers soar, tales of abuse and exploitation are threatening to take some of the shine off the city-state’s international reputation.  AP PHOTO/JOSEPH NAIR

Bapari Jakir’s employers wanted to see him off the job, but the welder was heavily in debt and didn’t want to go back to Bangladesh. So, he says, they encouraged him to leave—by hiring a company whose thugs held him captive in a room, holding a knife to his throat.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Central Visayas workers get P13 allowance

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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board granted workers in Central Visayas a daily P13 cost of living allowance instead of the P90 to P132 across-the-board increase in the minimum daily wage demanded by the labor unions.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ARMM workers to get P18 pay hike

Labor officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Thursday announced an P18 daily wage increase for minimum wage earners that will take effect this month.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t still studying move to hire foreign workers

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Job seekers meet with employers at a job fair in Sunrise, Florida in this photo taken in January this year.. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 16,000 for the week of ending March 23, 2013, the second straight weekly increase. But the longer-term trend in layoffs remained consistent with an improved job market. Applications increased to a seasonally adjusted 357,000 for the week ending March 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. (AP Photo)

Malacañang on Thursday clarified that the government is still studying proposals to open hard-to-fill positions to foreign workers.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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