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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

Palace certifies as urgent Senate’s anti-‘endo’ bill

MALACAÑANG has asked that Senate Bill 1826 or the Security of Tenure (SoT) Bill be certified as urgent, following President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s commitment to abolish “endo,” an employment practice that denies workers a path to permanent status. The post Palace certifies as urgent Senate’s anti-‘endo’ bill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as urgent

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the Security of Tenure Bill in a bid to give more job security to Filipino workers by prohibiting the practice of contractualization and labor-only contracting, Malacanang said on Tuesday. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that Duterte wrote a letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto [...] The post Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as urgent appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Aquino: 3-month financial assistance for endo workers, included in End Endo bill

August 8, 2018. Sen. Bam Aquino’s “Pantawid Endo” proposal to give financial assistance to workers hired by subcontracting companies who are waiting for their next project was incorporated in Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act of 2018. Under the Transition Support Program, Sen. Bam’s “Pantawid Endo” proposal… Source link link: Aquino: 3-month financial assistance for endo workers, included in 'End Endo' bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

De Lima files bill seeking to provide benefits for child development workers

Senator Leila M. De Lima has filed a bill creating a magna carta law for almost 50,000 child development workers (CDWs). Senate Bill No. 1894, filed on July 30, provides child development workers security of tenure and social protection measures in times of sickness, disability or retirement. “With millions of our youth dependent on them, […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Duterte calls on Congress to end labor contractualization

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Congress to pass a law prohibiting labor contractualization as he admitted that his executive order on security of tenure could not address all workers' issues......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Contractual ban ‘unconstitutional’

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop) is contesting at least three provisions in the consolidated Senate bill seeking to address labor contracting because they were "problematic and unconstitutional." Jose Roland Moya, Ecop director general, on Tuesday said that should Senate Bill No. 1826, or the proposed "Act Strengthening Workers' Right to Security of Tenure," be passed in its current form, it would abolish all forms of contracting and leave behind a "destructive impact on business, investment, creation of wealth and jobs." Management prerogative Moya pointed to Section 2 of the bill which seeks to amend the Labor Code's Article No. 106 that he said unfair...Keep on reading: Contractual ban ‘unconstitutional’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 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

PRIB: Senate repeals SSS law to expand SSS coverage to OFWs, other reforms

October 9, 2018. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) may soon avail of programs offered by the Social Security Systems (SSS), as part of reforms introduced in a Senate bill overhauling the SSS charter. Senate Bill No. 1753, or the proposed “Social Security Act of 2018” was approved by the Senate Monday on third and… Source link link: PRIB: Senate repeals SSS law to expand SSS coverage to OFWs, other reforms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Caraga security guards receive workers entitlement pay

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 8 - About eight security guards from AB Security Services have recently received their work entitlement fee held at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga Regional O.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Thousands of San Francisco hotel workers join strike

SAN FRANCISCO --- Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday, OCT. 4 after months of negotiations for job security, a wage increase and what unions call work overloads. About 2,500 Marriott hotel workers were picketing outside at least seven hotels in downtown San Francisco, the heart of the city's tourist area. [Hundreds of Filipinos work in the hotel industry -- Ed.] The hotels include the Ritz-Carlton, the Palace Hotel, the W Hotel and the Marriott Marquis. Another 200 walked out in San Jose, said Unite Here union spokeswoman Rachel Gumpert. The strike came at the height of the city's...Keep on reading: Thousands of San Francisco hotel workers join strike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018