Tags: DoLE

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.

By MARYA SALAMAT
“If you can tie our hands with an AJ (assumption of jurisdiction), please tie the hands, too, of the PAL management with regard to their discrimination and violations of the Labor Code,” Robert Anduiza, FASAP president, appealed to the Department of Labor.

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — The consultation called by Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano with union leaders of PALEA and FASAP last Tuesday turned into a preliminary meeting of the House Committee on Labor and Employment. Attended by 12 representatives (10 congressmen and 2 congresswomen including partylist representatives from Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Agham, Akbayan, Senior’s…

PRESS RELEASE 22 July 2010 “In time for PNoy’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA), presidents and heads of different OFWs groups in Hong Kong will meet and lay down the OFWs’ immediate concerns that we want PNoy to categorically declare how he will resolve.” This was declared by Dolores Balladares-Pelaez, chairperson of the…

By MARYA SALAMAT
Forming his team to set the direction of change or political payback? So far, except for Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, the Cabinet of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is a mixture of key figures in his campaign, representatives of big business, and old hands of the former Arroyo administration.

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) hired as bus drivers in Saudi Arabia and their families in the Philippines are crying foul over a “double whammy.” They sought the help of Migrante International, a migrants’ rights advocacy group, after finding out that their recruitment agencies had overcharged them for their placement…

NEWS RELEASE 21 March 2010 More than just mulling over the distribution of female condoms, the labor department should act on the demand of Filipino workers for a nationwide wage hike and creation of decent jobs, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said today. KMU said the plan of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)…

By BULATLAT Multinational food giant Dole Philippines operating in South Cotabato in Mindanao has resurrected its company-backed employees’ organization to divide the ranks of workers and usurp the representation of legitimate union leaders who have been asserting the workers’ rights. UR-Dole, the company-backed organization of Dole Philippines employees, has recently called for a general assembly…