By Maricar Cinco
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.
By Chito O. Aragon
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.
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.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
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.
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.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Malacañang on Thursday clarified that the government is still studying proposals to open hard-to-fill positions to foreign workers.
By Tina G. Santos
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday announced that Employees’ Compensation (EC) pensioners in the private sector in areas affected by the recent calamities may avail themselves of an advance three-month pension grant from the Social Security System (SSS).
By Bong Lozada
The New Year has brought new tidings to workers in Metro Manila as the Department of Labor and Employment has integrated the cost of living allowance (COLA) to the basic pay of minimum wage earners.
By Matikas Santos
A militant labor group said Monday that workers are facing a grim year ahead, citing impending increases in prices of services and deductions in their salary.
By Carla Gomez
The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in Negros Occidental on Thursday said it was strongly opposing the moratorium on the implementation of the P10 wage increase in areas of Western Visayas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan).
By Leila B. Salaverria
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte on Wednesday lent his support to the revived proposals to require operators of public utility vehicles to provide drivers with fixed salaries, in the belief that this would prevent them from speeding, overtaking or driving recklessly.
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines located at Malate, Manila, is the biggest confederation of labor federations in the Philippines with 1.2 million members. Founded on Dec. 14, 1975, by 23 labor federations, it is now composed of almost 30 federations in all sectors and industries, including government employees.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Non-unionized contractual employees may now turn to social media to voice their labor concerns.