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Wage hike could lead to migration woes – group

A LABOR group claimed that the new wage increase rates in Western and Central Visayas will bury workers in extreme poverty. In a statement on June 12, 2018, Alan Tanjusay, spokesperson of labor group Associated Labor Unions (ALU), said the wage adjustments in two of the richest regions in the Visayas “will create more poverty […] The post Wage hike could lead to migration woes – group appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 12th, 2018

Labor group to Duterte: Hike wages amid shrinking purchasing power

MANILA, Philippines – A labor group said on Saturday, July 14, that President Rodrigo Duterte should "determine and adjust" wage rates as rising inflation has diminished the purchasing power of workers. Citing research, Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said that the average minimum wage in the non-agricultural ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Wage hike could lead to layoffs – biz club

THE Iloilo Business Club (IBC) said the P13.50 to P41.50 increase in minimum daily wages in Western Visayas might result in the downsizing of companies and mass layoffs. In its manifestation sent to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-6) on July 9, 2018, the IBC averred its “strong opposition” to the implementation of […] The post Wage hike could lead to layoffs – biz club appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Labor group to file rejoinder on P320 wage-hike petition in NCR

A LABOR group on Monday said it will send a rejoinder “within the week” to a business group’s motion to dismiss the wage hike petition of P320 in the National Capital Reigon......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

KMU demands wage hike with P1 jeepney fare hike

    Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) on Friday demanded that minimum wage be increased to P750 a day following the approval of a provisional P1 fare hike for jeepneys.   The fare hike, KMU said, showed that the government was passing to commuters the burden of paying “overpriced” and “overtaxed” fuel reportedly brought… link: KMU demands wage hike with P1 jeepney fare hike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Gilas Pilipinas dominates Taipei to set up Australia rematch

First-quarter woes continue to haunt Gilas Pilipinas but time and time again, the Philippines is finding ways to recover and win in the end. This time the victory was convincing as Gilas Pilipinas masterfully beat Chinese Taipei on the road, scoring a 93-71 decision Friday at the Taipei Heping Gymnasium for the third window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. The Philippines got off to a slow start anew and was down by as many as nine in the opening period. But with Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche at the lead, Gilas managed to settle down quickly and kept things close until the second quarter. Just before the end of the first half, the Philippines unloaded a telling 11-1 run to finally take over. Gilas was never truly threatened after that. June Mar Fajardo dominated the second half, scoring 11 points in the third as the Philippines slowly pulled away. Taipei kept things manageable heading to the fourth but Gilas finally dropped the hammer, taking the fight out of the hosts with a 25-11 bomb to win by 22 points, easily the best win for the national team in these Asian Qualifiers. "Well I think it was just due to some good preps," head coach Chot Reyes said. "Coming into this ball game we knew Chinsse Taipei will start strong. We just stayed with our game plan, our second unit played well," he added. Fajardo scored 22 points, his new FIBA career high, to lead Gilas in scoring while Jayson Castro added 15 points. Terrence Romeo came off the bench and added 14 points while Blatche had 13 points, 12 reboubds, five assists, three steals, and two blocks for a nice all-around performance. The win pushed Gilas to a 4-1 record, setting up the highly-anticipated rematch against Australia Monday at the Philippine Arena. With the Boomers taking a shock 78-79 loss to Japan on the road, the Philippines-Australia rematch will be for first place in Group B. Meanwhile, Taipei (1-4) and Japan (1-4) will square off to decide who moves on to the second round. For Taipei, Quincy Davis scored 17 points to lead the hosts.   The scores: Gilas Pilipinas (93) - Fajardo 22, Castro 15, Romeo 14, Blatche 13, Norwood 8, Wright 6, Rosario 5, Jalalon 2, Pogoy 0, Aguilar 0, Abueva 0, Malicsi 0. Chinese Taipei (71) - Davis 17, Lu 13, Chen Y. 11, Chou Y. 9, Chen K. 9, Yang 7, Tseng 3, Chou P. 2, Liu 0, Chiang 0, Su 0, Creighton 0. Quarters: 16-19, 44-37, 68-60, 93-71.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Wage hike too little, deceptive – group

THE Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-Panay) claimed that the minimum wage increase recently approved by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-6) is “inadequate and deceptive.” KMU-Panay spokesperson Roxanne Javellana said the P13.50 to P41.50 wage increase is meager compared to the P750 daily minimum salary they are seeking. “It is all but a ploy […] The post Wage hike too little, deceptive – group appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

TUCP seeks P320 wage hike in Metro Manila

THE country's biggest labor group has filed a petition that seeks a P320 across-the board wage increase for the more than six million minimum-wage earners in the National Capital Region (NCR o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Palace insists across-the-board wage hike ‘impossible’

An across-the-board wage hike is “legally impossible,” Malacañang insisted yesterday, after a labor group assailed President Duterte’s order for regional wage boards to discuss pay adjustments because of rising prices of goods......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Manila traders against $15 wage hike

MANILA: A big and influential group of the country's businessmen and employers said their warning of possible closure arising from the passage of a proposal pending in Congress for a $15 acros.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Wage boards to assess possible salary hike amid higher prices

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered wage boards across the country to study a possible wage increase for workers following an appeal from a labor group, GMA News’ Oscar Oida reported on 24 Oras on Friday. Source link link: Wage boards to assess possible salary hike amid higher prices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Labor group seeks minimum wage hike as prices rise in light of TRAIN

A labor group on Friday has called on government to increase the minimum wage in the wake of surging prices resulting from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN). “Workers, especially the majority of wage earners who gained nothing from TRAIN yet ending up devastatingly hit by inflation, clearly need a wage hike now,” […] The post Labor group seeks minimum wage hike as prices rise in light of TRAIN appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Are the Sixers too young for playoff success?

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The learning curve of the Philadelphia 76ers has taken on a new, more direct and simpler geometric shape. It’s now a straight line, pulled and yanked that way by an impatient team determined to take the expressway from now on. And so this is where The Process has led them, to the NBA playoffs, a place exclusively reserved for Big Boy Basketball, where we get to see if the Sixers will skip another floor in their rapid developmental rise or if youth is about to get served a lesson. Hey, if nothing else, it beats wiping away the stench of losing, which is what coach Brett Brown was doing this time the last few years before this club finally grew up and as we now see, blew up. "This year we exceeded 50 wins and when you do that, you get into NBA elite territory which is something different for us,” he said. “But what’s interesting is we want more. We have more room to grow and we want to do that now.” Yes, the Sixers, finally sprung free of the dark ages, have crashed the annual spring show and are doing so rather emphatically in addition to surprisingly. Surely you saw this coming this quickly, no? On Christmas Eve they were 14-18. Their sensational big man, Joel Embiid, was getting the kid glove treatment, rarely playing extended minutes or consecutive games because of his brittle injury history. Their top draft pick, Markelle Fultz, was out with a bad shoulder and a broken jumper. Obviously, they’d just emerged from their four years of Tankapalooza with the trepidation of a chick stumbling from the nest. And quite simply, four months ago they just weren’t good enough to be lumped with the lead pack. Yet. But since then, what the hell just happened? “This group has come together from a toughness standpoint, a spirit standpoint,” Brown said. To say the least. The Sixers are 50-game winners, with a strong Kia Rookie of the Year candidate in Ben Simmons and a top-10 talent in Embiid, whose orbital injury that cost him the final eight regular season games should be healed for the playoffs at some point. Everything has fallen into place to make Philly a basketball destination once again, and these Sixers find themselves in a unique situation heading into the weekend. That’s because the playoff landscape in the East is favorable for someone like Philly to pull a surprise or two. Can they last a round? Of course; they’ll be a favorite initially. How about reaching the Eastern Conference finals? That’s trickier, and it’ll come down to matchups, but stranger things have happened. And, the NBA Finals? Well. Consider that there’s no true beast taking up space in the East and sending shivers everywhere. All of the contenders are showing a scratch or two: Toronto brings a blah playoff history; some of LeBron James’ supporting cast in Cleveland is untested; the Celtics are without Kyrie Irving, not to mention Gordon Hayward. The Sixers are the wild card in the playoff picture. Their wart is their inexperience in these matters. And so: Are they too young to be taken seriously? “I understand why people might think that, but I think we’ll be fine,” said JJ Redick, the resident senior citizen at age 33. “I don’t expect any of us to play differently than we have lately. These young guys are all gamers.” The Sixers are uniquely built; their twin core of Simmons and Embiid has played a combined three NBA seasons. Redick is the only starter with playoff experience and is also the only player in the rotation who ever played a major role in the playoffs. The Sixers are cubs compared to most of the East, even those teams below them. Essentially, the veterans on the Sixers orbit around the youngsters, instead of vice versa. Brown regularly takes the temperature of his players and has yet to pause at the results he’s seeing. For the most part, this has worked out better than he and they expected. “At this stage you figure how you deliver a team to the playoffs, how do you arrive at the playoffs,” Brown said. “Well, you can check three boxes: Their health, their spirit and their form. And finally: Are they playing good basketball? They’re all very interconnected, they’re all closely intertwined. Those things rule my day when I watch film and see how hard and long we’re going to go in practice. These guys have embraced and improved in those areas. Our defense has been excellent and we’re regularly getting 30 assists as a team, another example of a team enjoying each other’s company.” This makes for an interesting postseason baptism. There’s hope in Philly that Simmons and Embiid and Robert Covington and Dario Saric won’t know the difference between March basketball and May basketball. “We’ll just come and play the same way we’ve been doing,” Simmons said. The other advantage for Philly is Simmons appears well beyond his years. His expression is stoic, no matter the game circumstances, and his poise has yet to shatter memorably and cost the Sixers when it counts. He’s giving 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists a night and had at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in 58 games, second only to Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. He is the first rookie in NBA history to average eight assists on a 50-win team. It remains to be seen how a 56-percent free throw shooter will respond if he’s put in that situation with the game on the line. Otherwise, his court direction and ability to reach the rim should not suffer from springtime stage fright. “Ben sits behind a glass wall and watches everyone else on the other side,” Redick said. “There’s nothing that affects him. He plays with the same demeanor and purpose no matter what’s going on around him. He brings a calm presence, and the maturity he plays with is beyond his years. Impressive.” Brown said: “He’s the stone cold Rookie of the Year and to me it’s not even close.” Philly’s best player is Embiid, though, and he’ll play with a mask once he does return, perhaps sometime in the first round. If he doesn’t suffer any lasting effects from the facial injury (vision, lack of balance), he’ll be the premier big man on the floor in the East. This allows the Sixers to exploit their low-post advantage over the Celtics, Raptors and Cavs should Philly meet any of those contenders along the way. The Sixers are also working with a pair of bonuses in Fultz and Ersan Ilyasova, two players they didn’t anticipate being in the playoff mix just a few months ago. Fultz is finally free of his shoulder woes and his shooting is starting to come around, to the point where Brown says he’ll find a role for Fultz in the rotation. Basically, the Sixers feel safe enough to put him on the floor, something that would’ve been a reach before he was activated, when he showed a nasty mechanical hitch in a jumper that somehow went south on him. “We don’t feel we’re going to be caught off guard with him,” Brown said. Ilyasova was gift-wrapped to Philly by the Hawks at midseason and has since been a solid source of scoring (17 points in a two-point win over Cleveland last week) and deepened the Sixers’ bench, allowing Brown to use a variety of different lineups and strategies. In all, the manner in which the season has come together is paying off at the right time for Philly. “We didn’t have this level of maturity in November and December,” Redick said. “If you look at some of our losses early in the season I felt they were immature losses. We’re more focused, more together, developed a mental toughness. Sometimes in life and in this league you have to go through things and experience things to grasp how to do them. There’s no better learning tool than the actual experience. So blowing a lead or coming back from a large halftime deficit, you have to do those things to understand that you can do it. Having those lessons early in the season has prepared us to have a great run since Christmas; we have the second best record in the league since then. This is better than what I expected or even hoped for. It’s been a long sustained growth period.” What does it all mean? Well, even though they’re entering the playoffs with the force of a hurricane, this isn’t the NCAA tournament. This is best-of-seven basketball, which means a team must prove itself worthy of moving on, instead of hoping to get lucky or hot. In the case of Philly and others in the East, that means beating LeBron four times in a series, and that hasn’t happened since 2010. You could also make the case the Sixers are playing with house money at this point, no matter what happens; after enduring The Process and painful progress, this is a blessing, a reward. The Sixers aren’t seeing it that way, though, not after growing up in a hurry. They want to seize the opportunity now, and any playoff success will largely depend on how they handle this as first-timers. Your guess is as good as Brown’s. “You really don’t know what to expect,” Brown said. “There’s no body of work. I will give our guys the benefit of the doubt. The poise they have shown in the regular season, the poise they’ve shown in big games and key moments, gives me tremendous confidence that we will handle this stage with a greater level of poise than what I might have guessed in October, or what I might have guessed not so long ago if you asked me questions about how will rookies and young guys handle this very different part of the season.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

PBA Finals Game 3 By the Numbers: Super effort for San Miguel

The 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals is starting to turn into a demonstration just how powerful San Miguel is and how the rest of the league can just submit themselves to an already-ongoing Beermen dynasty. For about three quarters, it appeared that Magnolia has solved its Finals woes and was ready to give the Beermen an actual fight. And then the fourth quarter happened. San Miguel just smashed Magnolia anew, registering yet another dominant win. To make matters worse for the Hotshots, more than half of the Beermen's vaunted starting 5 sat out the fourth quarter, including four-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo. Before we move on to a pivotal Game 4, let's take a quick look back at the numbers that defined Game 3 and how San Miguel might be on its way to a fourth straight All-Filipino title if Magnolia can't figure thins out.   24 Largest lead of the game for San Miguel Beer and the final margin of victory. The Beermen led by as many as 20 in Game 1. The Beermen led by as many as 21 in Game 2. The Beermen led by as many as 24 in Game 3. Do we really need to say more?   3 Number of quarters played by June Mar Fajardo in Game 3. Despite sitting out the fourth period, the Kraken was good for 21 points and 17 rebounds. Is Magnolia in trouble in these Finals? Yes, yes they are.   17 Point difference in the fourth quarter. Magnolia was in it to win it in Game 3 for three quarters. But then the Beermen just flipped the switch in the fourth, unloading a 17-3 run to start led by Marcio Lassiter and Brian Heruela to put the game away early. San Miguel took the fourth, 36-19, and they also took the lead in the series, 2-1.   33 Number of bench points for the Beermen. The key for San Miguel turning this series around has been the play of its second group. After the bench registered only one point in Game 1, which was actually courtesy of Chris Ross, the Beermen reserves have come alive since with Game 3 being their best performance so far. Heruela (11 points) continues to be a spark for the champs while Gabby Espinas (9 points) has joined the party as well.   37 percent Magnolia shot just 37 percent from the field in Game 3. With the Hotshots' defense crumbling anew, allowing 111 points for the Beermen on 50 percent shooting, Magnolia just can't afford to have its offense struggle as well. Paul Lee talked about the Hotshots wanting to give themselves a chance in these Finals. You have zero chance if you shoot 37 percent against San Miguel.   ---- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Labor group seeks P104 wage hike in Davao Region

THE Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) filed before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) on Monday, March 26, a petition for a P104 daily wage increase across-the-board and region-wide. “We still don’t have feedback from the employers’ group since we just filed the petition with RTWPB early this morning,” […] The post Labor group seeks P104 wage hike in Davao Region appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Duterte urged to raise wages of workers; last big one was P25 in 1989

Labor group ALU-TUCP is urging President Rodrigo Duterte declare a nationwide across-the-board wage hike to raise the wages of workers amid falling purchasing power of daily pay and rising cost of living......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

Labor group reiterates call to Duterte for across-the-board wage hike - The Manila Times

Labor group reiterates call to Duterte for across-the-board wage hike - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2017

Dismissal of wage hike plea sought as board review nearing its end

THE LARGEST group of private employers in the Philippines has formally asked Metro Manila's wage board to junk a string of petitions seeking an across-the-board hike in the daily minimum wage, with public debates on the plea set for conclusion by July 27......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Group seeks P675/day wage hike - The Standard

Group seeks P675/day wage hike - The Standard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 2017

NCR starts new round of wage hike pleas

THE COUNTRY’s biggest labor group has formally asked for a P184 increase in daily minimum wage of private sector workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) -- much higher than the P157 it had intended last month -- setting off a fresh round of similar applications in the country’s 17 other regions......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Front Page: NCR starts new round of wage hike pleas

THE COUNTRY's biggest labor group has formally asked for a P184 increase in daily minimum wage of private sector workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) -- much higher than the P157 it had intended last month -- setting off a fresh round of similar applications in the country's 17 other regions......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017