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Amazon warehouse workers allegedly ‘pee in bottles’ to avoid punishment

While Amazon is known for revolutionizing e-commerce with its quick delivery system for a variety of products, its workers allegedly sacrifice toilet time to meet the company's demands. Workers in a United Kingdom warehouse are forced to urinate in bottles to avoid trips to the restroom, lest they be punished for "idle time." This is according to James Bloodworth, an undercover investigator who was researching on low-income employees in Britain, reports The Sun. A rigid system is in place for the fulfillment center workers who work 10-hour shifts; they are tracked on how fast they can find items and package them. Failure to meet targets or having extended breaks results in warnings. ...Keep on reading: Amazon warehouse workers allegedly ‘pee in bottles’ to avoid punishment.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 17th, 2018

Fake news: DFA denies Filipina in viral video underwent genital mutiliation

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday denied that the distraught Filipina. seen in a viral video, was allegedly subjected to genital mutilation by her employer in Bahrain. In astatement clarifying the issue, the DFA also urged Filipinos to avoid posting unverified information on social media. "While we appreciate the concern extended by our kababayan abroad about this particular case, we should also be careful about posting something of this kind on social media without first checking its veracity," said Sarah Lou Arriola, DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs. Ambassador to Manama Alfonso Ver said the woman was already in the Philippines when the post went ...Keep on reading: Fake news: DFA denies Filipina in viral video underwent genital mutiliation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Filipino-British model, TV host beat up bar workers, cop in Makati

Two Filipino-British celebrities were arrested after they allegedly attacked the employees of a bar in Makati City and a policeman before dawn yesterday. Source link link: Filipino-British model, TV host beat up bar workers, cop in Makati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Filipino-British model, TV host beat up bar workers, cop in Makati

Two Filipino-British celebrities were arrested after they allegedly attacked the employees of a bar in Makati City and a policeman before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Filipino home care workers win as LA city attorney settles wage theft case

LOS ANGELES -- The city attorney has reached a settlement with a San Fernando Valley home care provider that allegedly failed to pay its employees minimum wage and overtime. Emelyn Nishi and her companies Health Alliance Nurses Corp. in Van Nuys and Hand Homecare Provider Inc. in Canoga Park have agreed to pay $250,000 in restitution to settle the allegations. The defendants have also agreed to paying $100,000 in civil penalties and costs. City Attorney Mike Feuer said the settlement sends a signal that his office takes allegations of wage theft seriously. Nishi and the companies allegedly paid its employees, mostly Filipino immigrants, as little as $5.50 per hour or less. I...Keep on reading: Filipino home care workers win as LA city attorney settles wage theft case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

2 arrested by NBI for syndicated estafa in Bohol

        TAGBILARAN CITY - A father and his son were detained by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to face charges of syndicated estafa after they allegedly duped several people into shelling out their money in bogus investments.   Marcelino Aze Ramojal, Jr., 51, and his son Tishri Lloyd Ramojal, 28, were arrested in Cebu City by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)- Bohol on Tuesday based on the complaints filed against them.   Lawyer Rennan Augustus Oliva, NBI-Bohol director, said some of the complainants were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and retired professionals.   He said they at least P...Keep on reading: 2 arrested by NBI for syndicated estafa in Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

OFW shot dead in Saudi Arabia after allegedly stabbing co-workers

An overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia was shot dead after allegedly stabbing to death his Saudi manager and a Pakistani co-worker on Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Foreign Affairs said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

OFW shot dead in Saudi Arabia after allegedly stabbing co-workers

OFW shot dead in Saudi Arabia after allegedly stabbing co-workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

POEA advisory on one more fraudster

As a result, the SEC issued an alert to prevent the public from putting good money as a scheme that may be fraudulent The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued an advisory addressed to overseas Filipino workers to exercise caution in dealing with individuals allegedly offering “high-yield” investments without the necessary permit from the Securities […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines detained 34 Chinese men for working illegally at a construction site in Pasay City, after they allegedly arrived as tourists then got employed as construction workers without securing work permits. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Thursday, September 6, that it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store

      A man was arrested after allegedly stealing three bottles of body spray in a convenience store in Pasig City Thursday night. In a report on Friday, the Pasig police identified the suspect as Ronald Menorca, who allegedly stole the items in a store located along Caruncho Avenue in Barangay San Nicolas at around 7:14 p.m. The suspect allegedly tucked the bottles of body spray in his waist and fled but store supervisor Reymar Villamor spotted the incident through a CCTV camera footage. Police said Villamor chased the suspect, alerting the policemen who saw the commotion. A sachet of suspected shabu was also confiscated from Menorca, according to...Keep on reading: Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store

      A man was arrested after allegedly stealing three bottles of body spray in a convenience store in Pasig City Thursday night. In a report on Friday, the Pasig police identified the suspect as Ronald Menorca, who allegedly stole the items in a store located along Caruncho Avenue in Barangay San Nicolas at… link: Cops nab man for stealing body spray in convenience store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

MMDA files raps vs ‘arrogant’ fiscal

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has filed a complaint against an “arrogant” Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor for allegedly attempting to avoid being fined for illegal parking on Tuesday, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

2 tow firm workers arrested in extortion try

Quezon City policemen on Monday arrested two towing firm personnel for allegedly extorting P12,800 from a cargo truck driver......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Labor group asks Duterte: Give true report in SONA

In this photo taken in March, workers carry sacks of rice from a National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse in Cebu City. File photo by JUNJIE MENDOZA / CEBU DAILY NEWS A labor group demanded Presiden.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

3 workers hunted for drinking buddy’s slay

THREE constructions workers are now the subject of a manhunt operation for allegedly killing a 20-year-old man in La Paz, Iloilo City. The victim, Jay dela Peña of Burgos Ville, Barangay San Isidro, La Paz, was found dead 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2018, at a building undergoing construction at Barangay Burgos. Dela Peña suffered […] The post 3 workers hunted for drinking buddy’s slay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

​T​erminated workers of JFC launch 'BEEastMode campaign  

Workers terminated by Jollibee Foods Corporation in Parañaque City, launched the hashtag #BEEastMode campaign​ to protest their dismissal, and gathered for a picket ​protest ​yesterday at the main commissary and warehouse of ​the food chain.​.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

3 boys locked up inside dark CR for being noisy

A CRIMINOLOGY student and his friend were arrested for allegedly locking up three kids inside a dark comfort room as punishment for being noisy during a basketball game in Malabon City. Malabon city police chief Senior Supt. Harry Espela ordered the arrest of Reynaldo Cruz, 27, criminology student and resident….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Labor group explains downside of working from home

While the proposed "work from home scheme" is a welcome proposal for most workers, a labor group said that it might also have adverse effects on employees. According to Gerard Seno, executive vice president of Associated Labor Unions (ALU), working from home will help employees save time, avoid "disease-causing stress," and cut expenses, but there is also a downside. "The arrangement may also deprive workers of their right to organize themselves as a union and to collective bargaining for better wages and benefits," Seno said in a statement on Thursday. House Bill 7402 or the Telecommuting Act has passed the third and final reading in the House of Representatives. READ: House...Keep on reading: Labor group explains downside of working from home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

2 Filipinos in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon die in alleged suicides – DFA

Two Filipina household service workers in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon allegedly committed suicide last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

2 OFWs allegedly commit suicide in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia

Two Filipino household workers in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia reportedly took their lives last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018