The Congress-approved Senate version does not prohibit fixed-term and multi-layered contracting as demanded by workers. Its provision on penalties and fines on employers and agencies engaged in illegal labor-only contracting is weak.
The labor groups such as the TUCP and the KMU, FFW and other groups that arose from differences in the labor movement are uniting on issues like fighting contractualization and voting for senatoriables who support it.
The group said that while existing Philippine laws recognize their vital role in providing health services to those in need, their present situation is quite the opposite.
To sustain their fight for regularization and other union rights, Sumifru workers make handmade keychains and tumblers.
Unionists have defended their protest camp from at least four instances of forced demolition while in Manila.
Sy may indeed be a hardworking man. But so are his conglomerate’s employees. With Sy’s determined use of neoliberal policies such as contractualization, the fruits of tens of thousands of his employees’ hard work go largely to his companies’ profits. Here lies the unheralded side of his Forbes-topping net worth, the secret to his centavo to billion peso taipan tale and why labor groups are raising their placards to hail the Endo King.
Patay na ang Contractual King pero patuloy ang legasiya ng sistemang kontraktwal sa loob ng SM. 99% ng kanilang mga manggagawa ay contractual kaya mas dapat i-expose ang kabulukan ng sistemang ito.
“Wherever there are attacks to human dignity, workers will be pushed to express their struggles in all available forms, and artists will be there to assist and participate in this collective articulation.”
“We need to continue organizing contractual workers, especially now that there have been favorable decisions released under Duterte which he just failed to implement.”
By DEE AYROSO
“Prosecutor has said no basis to hold them, why should police act on the contrary?”