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GMA-7 talent group wins regularization case vs TV network

/ 10:06 PM June 25, 2015

Victorious in its fight against labor contractualization, the Talents Association of GMA-7 (TAG) has won its regularization case versus television giant GMA Network, Inc.

In a June 22 decision signed on Thursday by labor arbiter Julio Gayaman, the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) declared TAG members as regular employees of the television giant.

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NLRC said TAG members were “entitled to security of tenure and all benefits and rights appurtenant thereto.”

TAG members filed the case in 2014 after claiming that GMA-7 denied them of regularization status despite long years of service to the company.

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In a statement, TAG welcomed NLRC’s decision, saying it was a “milestone for the media industry.”

“As a group advocating for the labor rights of media workers in the Philippines, we consider this a very important milestone for the media industry and we hope that this sets a precedent for other labor issues across all media companies in the country,” TAG told INQUIRER.net.

On June 6, TAG staged a rally at the network’s main station in Quezon City, slamming the network’s “harassment” and calling for an end to contractualization in media.

In April, GMA-7 closed some of its regional stations as part of a streamlining strategy to “increase ratings and revenue.” The mass layoff affected around 200 employees.

GMA-7 is yet to release a statement.

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