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Death of 8 workers trapped in fire should be wake-up call for PH—labor group

Pasay Fire Workers Padlocked

It’s not the first time that workers were killed in a fire after being trapped in a padlocked building. And it might happen again if the government doesn’t move fast, a labor safety organization said.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unionized workers cry discrimination in Clark

Several companies wary of organized labor here have blacklisted more than 2,000 workers, mostly women, who have been temporarily laid off after a fire gutted their garments factory on May 31, a union officer told a labor official in Central Luzon.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mining workers in Nueva Vizcaya town cast vote to form union

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Mining workers and officials of a foreign-owned mining project in upland Kasibu town welcomed the formation of a labor union, which its members hope would defend their rights and welfare.   On Thursday, rank-and-file workers and employees of OceanaGold Philippines Inc. at its project site in Barangay Didipio voted to organize themselves into [...]

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »