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No cell phones during work for LTO employees

BACOLOD City – Land Transportation Office (LTO)-6 Regional Director Roland Ramos issued an order on June 13, 2018, directing all LTO employees in the region to stop using mobile phones during work hours. Ramos said LTO personnel should focus on their works as many of their clients complain of the slow processing of paperwork in […] The post No cell phones during work for LTO employees appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

Why Mondelez allows employees to work at home

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated 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

Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-power

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch employees using pedal power to get to work may soon be reimbursed for their efforts, as the Netherlands look at ways to fight ever-growing congestion on its busy roads and highways. "Let's get out of our cars and onto our bikes," Dutch deputy infrastructure minister Stientje ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Gov t employees happier at work – Jobstreet study

MANILA, Philippines – Government workers are reportedly "happier" with their jobs, a Jobstreet Philippines study revealed. Hiring portal Jobstreet surveyed a total of 1,008 government employees, and asked them to rate their level of happiness with their jobs on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the highest. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Singing Fil-Am doctor’s life is an immigrant success story

LOS ANGELES --She's the quintessential daughter of immigrants who made good -- a doctor known as America's Favorite Dermatologist -- who effortlessly flutters from work to sing a duet with Gabby Concepcion or Rico Puno or pal around with Paula Abdul.   Dr. Tess Mauricio has serious credentials. After finishing summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tess went on to graduate at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The board certified dermatologist is the youngest woman to serve as the president of the San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery. UCSD honored Tess as a distinguished alumna wi...Keep on reading: Singing Fil-Am doctor’s life is an immigrant success story.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

House okays ‘work from home’

VOTING 239-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a consolidated bill allowing employers to offer flexible job arrangements such as home-based work schedules to their employees under a trailblazing telecommuting bill. Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, both principal authors of… Source link link: House okays ‘work from home’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

House okays ‘work from home’

VOTING 239-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a consolidated bill allowing employers to offer flexible job arrangements such as home-based work schedules to their employees under a trailblazing telecommuting bill. Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, both principal authors of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Houses passes telecommuting bill

By Charmaine A. Tadalan THE House of Representatives, voting 239-0, on Monday passed on third and final reading the bill promoting telecommuting as an option for employees in the private sector. House Bill 7402, the proposed Telecommuting Act, defines telecommuting as a flexible work arrangement, allowing employees to stay in an alternative place and work […] The post Houses passes telecommuting bill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Don’t use gadgets in public places, PNP tells students

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said they have set into motion a massive nationwide security and public safety plan ahead of the school opening on June 4. The PNP chief’s foremost reminder to students when they return to schools: “Please refrain from using cell phones….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Work stoppage remains in effect at Hanjin Heavy, DoLE says

A work stoppage order remains in effect at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC) until it has improved its working conditions. The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) made this announcement after it issued the order regarding a May 12 accident that resulted in the death of two employees at its facility in Subic […] The post Work stoppage remains in effect at Hanjin Heavy, DoLE says appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Anonymity challenged

The cloak of anonymity in cell phones will soon be shredded......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

DBM to pay out P36.2B for gov’t employees’ midyear bonuses

Over 1.5 million government employees will receive a total of P36.2 billion in tax-free midyear bonuses beginning May 15, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced on Wednesday.   Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the bonus, equal to one month's basic salary, would be given to personnel who rendered at least four months' work between July 1 last year and May 15, as well as those who were still in service by the middle of this month.   Also qualified for the bonus are workers in government offices who have "obtained at least a satisfactory performance rating in the applicable performance appraisal period," Diokno said. ---Ben O. De Vera...Keep on reading: DBM to pay out P36.2B for gov’t employees’ midyear bonuses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 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

Bill to empower Dole chief to set nat’l minimum wage

Kabayan party-list Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco Calalang have filed a bill that would impose a national daily minimum wage and empower the labor secretary to adjust the rates. House Bill No. 7527 would do away with the current system of giving the regional tripartite wages and productivity boards the right to fix different regional minimum wage rates. The bill would also provide for an initial uniform P600 wage for both agricultural and nonagricultural workers throughout the country, citing the "principle of equal pay for work of equal value." The rate would apply to regular, contractual or casual employees from the private sector. The bill seeks to repeal Article 99 ...Keep on reading: Bill to empower Dole chief to set nat’l minimum wage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

‘Sustainable, green’ MMDA office seen in 4 years

To safeguard its over 7,000 employees and ensure its capability to respond to disasters and emergencies, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) hopes to move out of its "old and dilapidated" building on Edsa-Guadalupe and move into a new and "sustainable" headquarters in Pasig City in the next four years. Winning design The MMDA last week began the initial steps for the construction of its new base by picking architect Daryl Van Abaygar's design, "Solihiya Moderno," which bested 18 other entries. According to Jose Campo, MMDA acting assistant general manager for planning, the 12-story main building would work on a one-stop shop concept as each floor would house...Keep on reading: ‘Sustainable, green’ MMDA office seen in 4 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

In which industries do employees work the longest hours per week?

According to the 2017 Gender Statistics on Labor and Employment (GSLE) report released by Philippine Statistics Authority, these are the average working hours per week of male and female employees in major industries in the Philippines. NOTE: Average hours worked is the ratio of the total hours worked of employed persons at work to total employed […] The post In which industries do employees work the longest hours per week? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

COA hits AMLC for splurging on pricey phones

The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for buying 16 "high-end" iPhone 7 units for its financial investigators in 2017, which meant it could only buy fewer phones with its budget.   In its annual audit report, COA said AMLC did not comply with its annual procurement plan that provided for the purchase of 24 cell phones at P25,000 each, or a total budget of P600,000.   AMLC instead bought 16 iPhone 7 units at P37,388.88 each, 49.55 percent higher than the approved unit cost. In all, AMLC spent P598,222.08 on the iPhone units.   "There was a reduction in the quantity from 24 to 16, with a difference of eight un...Keep on reading: COA hits AMLC for splurging on pricey phones.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

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:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Palace: Expect order on ‘endo’ by May 1

Labor groups could expect a proworker executive order (EO) on contractualization from President Rodrigo Duterte on or before May 1, Labor Day, his spokesperson, Harry Roque, said on Monday. "The President wants it as soon as possible," Roque said. The groups had expected the President to sign the much-awaited directive ending the practice of "endo" at a meeting with them on Monday, but Malacaang canceled the meeting. "Endo," or end of contract, refers to a contractualization scheme that offers short-term and unprotected temporary work arrangements. The draft EO proposed by the labor groups provides that the direct hiring of employees will be the general norm in employment...Keep on reading: Palace: Expect order on ‘endo’ by May 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Gatchalian: Interview | Boracay closure | Senate of the Philippines

April 5, 2018. (start of recording) Q: Ano po ang masasabi niyo tungkol sa total closure ng Boracay starting April 26 kung saan 36,000 jobs ang at risk at 56 billion ang mawawala? SEN WIN: Ang importante ngayon for DOLE to come out with a strategy na mabigyan ng temporary work ang 36,000 na employees,…… link: Gatchalian: Interview | Boracay closure | Senate of the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018