“We call on Congress to do what is right and immediately pass the bill to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise.”
The petitioners called on legislators to “consider the greater good while upholding the right of media/art organizations to decide the path it should take as part of its constitutional right to freedom of speech, of expression and of the press.”
ni ROGELIO ORDOÑEZ sa imperyo ng elitista’t pinagpala ng mga nilikhang may gintong kutsara sa puwit, puwerta’t bunganga may kutis porselanang alaga sa palitada ng gatas at krema may panty at brang libo ang halaga may barong na jusi o pinya o tuxedong nanlilisik ang ganda silang may mansiyong nakasisilaw liwanag ng mga aranya at…
By PATRICIA LOURDES VIRAY
Of the 40.3 million workers who are part of the labor force in the Philippines, 19 million are wage or salary earners, only 1.7 million of whom are union members.
News Release ABS-CBN TV reporter Trini Velasco received a death threat via text message during the network’s coverage of the recently concluded barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections in Marawi City. Ms. Velasco, of ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro, received the message Oct. 26, the day after the elections. The ABS-CBN CDO crew had…
By MARYA SALAMAT
Union hits delaying tactics and labor rights violations of ABS CBN. Labor centers slam government proposal to further relax labor laws.
Starting October 12, the picket in front of ABS-CBN network’s Sgt. Esguerra gate will serve as protest center of the Internal Job Market Workers Union (IJMWU) to further pressure the network management to reinstate the 114 illegally dismissed workers and to hold certification elections, following the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) decision on their case.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Her labor case took seven years before the DOLE issued a decision saying Wheng Hidalgo is supposed to be treated as regular employee at ABS-CBN. But instead of gaining job security, Hidalgo was moved around from graveyard to late afternoon shift, and later terminated for rejecting the company’s insulting, long-delayed regularization offer. “I cannot understand why…I gave ABS-CBN my service, love, loyalty,” Hidalgo said.
The firing of reporter Wheng Hidalgo and other personnel, all from ABS-CBN’s Technical Operations Department, brought to 110 the number of workers from the network’s Internal Job Market dismissed since June 16.
Bulatlat.com Labor center KMU (May First Movement) hailed today Labor secretary Rosalinda Baldoz’s August 13 decision giving a nod to the petition for certification elections filed by ABS-CBN’s contractual workers, calling it a “positive development in the struggle against contractualization.” The decision affirmed the existence of an employer-employee relationship between the workers and the company…
Fired ABS-CBN Employees Gain Initial Victory, Labor Department Orders Holding of Certification Election
By MARYA SALAMAT
The decision of Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz rejecting the claim of ABS CBN that there is no employer-employee relationship between the media network and the ABS CBN Internal Job Market and approving the union’s petition for a certification election came after five months of struggle and the dismissal of 90 unionists.