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Amnesty slams ‘abuse’ of migrant workers in S. Korea


Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Workers put radio stations off air

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Members of the workers’ union of one of the country’s oldest media outfits, Radio Mindanao Network (RMN), turned off the transmitters of the network’s AM and FM stations here on Thursday to dramatize their protest over the breakdown of collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations with the management.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Militant groups oppose 4-day workweek


Militant groups have described as antiworker and antifamily the four-day workweek scheme approved recently by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for Metro Manila government offices to help ease traffic congestion.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Extended work hours cited in death in Hanjin


The latest worker to die in the Hanjin shipyard here had been working for 20 straight hours on the day he was pinned by a mobile elevated platform, according to a labor group.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Jobless Filipinos down by 1.6M, says labor chief


From 37.01 million in April 2013, the number of employed Filipinos rose to 38.66 million during the same period this year, or an increase of 1.65 million jobs nationwide.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »