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BPO workers ask for security of tenure

BPO workers under the banner BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) joined millions of workers around the world and in the Philippines in celebrating the International Labor Day yesterday, May 1. The group echoed the call of labor groups to end contractual work and demand the government to provide secure jobs….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 1st, 2018

KMU says EO 51 useless

As thousands of workers marched on the streets all over the country demanding for an end to contractualization, wage hike and security of tenure; President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 51 that prohibits illegal contracting and sub-contracting last May 1......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Labor Day demands: Pay hike, more jobs, security of tenure

Thousands of workers and activists marched in a May Day rally in Manila and other cities on Tuesday in protest against what they said was President Rodrigo Duterte's failure to keep a campaign promise to get rid of a labor contractualization scheme. The rallies were peaceful, but the Malacaang complex was locked down, initially denying journalists' access as protesters burned the President's effigy with a sign "Liar King" several hundred meters away. A pledge to act against employers who hire workers for short-term employment without adequate benefits helped Mr. Duterte win the presidency in 2016. Shortly after assuming power, the President warned that businesses would face ...Keep on reading: Labor Day demands: Pay hike, more jobs, security of tenure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

BPO workers ask for security of tenure

BPO workers under the banner BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) joined millions of workers around the world and in the Philippines in celebrating the International Labor Day yesterday, May 1. The group echoed the call of labor groups to end contractual work and demand the government to provide secure jobs….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Duterte signing of EO vs illegal contracting lauded

THE Senate will push through with enacting a law that will end labor abuses and promote workers’ right to security of tenure. Thus stressed several senators as they lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of an executive order prohibiting illegal contracting and ensuring the right of workers to security of tenure.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Nograles seeks ‘perfect compromise’ for employers, employees over endo

BETWEEN the need of companies for seasonal workers, on one hand, and the need of employees for security of tenure, there has to be a “perfect compromise.” So says Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, chairman of the House committee on appropriations and one of the sponsors of the House Bill….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

With no ‘endo’ EO, Palace to back bill’s OK

By Camille A. Aguinaldo PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will certify a bill in Congress that will give workers greater security of tenure instead of issuing a controversial executive order (EO) that organized labor had hoped would ban all forms of contractual employment schemes, a Cabinet secretary said on Thursday. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III […] The post With no ‘endo’ EO, Palace to back bill’s OK appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Duterte wants more time to study proposal to end contractualization

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked for more time to study the proposed executive order against contractualization, according to members of labor groups who met with him in Malacañang on Wednesday. Drafted by labor groups and endorsed by management organizations, the proposed EO would give workers security of tenure, self-organization, collective….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

House OKs ban on contractualization

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill banning contractualization in the workplace, a measure that could benefit up to six million workers. With 199 “yes” votes and none opposed, lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6908 to strengthen security of tenure and end the practice of hiring workers on five-to-six-month contracts. It [...] The post House OKs ban on contractualization appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

House approves security of tenure bill on 3rd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Monday, January 29, approved on 3rd reading a measure that amends the existing Labor Code and seeks to stop abusive forms of contractualization. House Bill 6908, or "An Act Strengthening the Security of Tenure of Workers, Amending for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

House OKs ‘endo’ bill on 2nd reading, but militant solons say it spells ‘bogus security of tenure’

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector, but militant lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc described it as a “deceitful and bogus security of tenure” measure. House Bill No. 6908 seeks to address the practice of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Economy: ECoP: Labor contracting penalties 'unconstitutional'

THE security of tenure of workers is "not an absolute right," the Employer's Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said, noting that businesses also have a right to pursue a reasonable return on investment......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 29th, 2017

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

WASHINGTON, United States --- The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the outcome of the NAFTA talks. The White House said in a statement Wednesday that the president had asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider whether the imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts threaten U.S. national security. The president said in the statement that "core industries such as automobil...Keep on reading: Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

ECOP maintains status quo on contracting, security of tenure

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines is pushing for status quo as far as the implementation of Labor Code provisions on “contractor or subcontractor” and “security of tenure” are concerned......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

PH Embassy in DC offers free seminars on services

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- As part of "Paglilingkod at Pagdiriwang sa Araw ng Kalayaan 2018", the Philippine Embassy will host the following seminars for members of the Filipino community on Sunday, 10 June 2018, at the Chancery Annex Building:   Programs and Services of the Philippine Overseas and Labor Office-Office of Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) By Labor Attach Angela Librado-Trinidad and Welfare Officer Josephine Tobia 2:15 PM to 3:05 PM   Social Security System (SSS) Programs and Benefits By Ms. Marites Marin, SSS Foreign Representative- San Francisco 3:05 PM to 3:40 PM   Pag-IBIG Fund Programs and Benefits By Michael ...Keep on reading: PH Embassy in DC offers free seminars on services.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

DoLE finds 3,400 firms in violation of EO 51

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will release today a list of about 3,400 employers found to be in violation of an executive order (EO) issued on May 1, which prohibits employment practices that violate security of tenure. Officials said the list of 3,400 expands on a preliminary list of violators of […] The post DoLE finds 3,400 firms in violation of EO 51 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

4 killed as old war bomb explodes near Egypt’s new capital

Four workers were killed on Monday when a bomb from a former war exploded at a construction site where Egypt is building its new capital, a security official said.   The ordnance had laid dormant from a previous war, said the official, who did not specify which war and spoke on condition of anonymity.   The country's new capital is under construction about 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of current capital Cairo.   Workers are building a new district to house a new presidential palace, parliament, 32 ministries, and foreign embassies. /kga...Keep on reading: 4 killed as old war bomb explodes near Egypt’s new capital.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Philippines, Kuwait sign deal ensuring OFW safety in the Gulf state

by Gillian M. Cortez The Philippines and Kuwait have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will ensure the safety and security of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced on its Facebook page that DFA Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister […] The post Philippines, Kuwait sign deal ensuring OFW safety in the Gulf state appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Why some people miss former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario

The jobs of around 260,000 Filipino migrant workers in Kuwait could be in jeopardy following increased diplomatic tensions due to controversies surrounding rescue efforts for distressed OFWs. Recently, people aired on social media how much they miss former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who, during his tenure from 2011 to 2016, led the repatriation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Solon seeks to strengthen reservists employment right

A Bicolano House leader has sought the swift approval of his measure that aims to strengthen the employment rights of members of the military’s Citizen Armed Forces to ensure their security of tenure and smooth return to their original or substantially equivalent positions in the civilian workplace. Camarines Sur Rep.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Impeachment made difficult to protect justices security of tenure, IBP head says

The provisions on impeachment were written into the 1987 Constitution to secure the tenure of justices and other impeachable officials, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines president said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018