Tags: Filipino workers

Sa kapitalismo, binubura ang napakahalagang lahok ng paggawa sa transformasyon ng hilaw na materyales—mga bagay—tungo sa pagiging komoditi nito. Nawawala ang paggawa sa pagtunghay, resepsyon at konsumpsyon ng komoditi. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO KULTURANG POPULAR KULTURA Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 Sa kapitalismo, binubura ang napakahalagang lahok ng paggawa sa transformasyon ng…

‘Not without a fight’ seems to be the motto of many militant unions against efforts to bust their unions; they basically always put up a fight for wages, jobs and rights. BY MARYA SALAMAT LABOR WATCH Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 In the busy street of Marcos Alvarez in…

The Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board VI labor representative Winnie Sancho last week urged employers and the local government units to give emergency relief to workers to stave off the debilitating effects of high prices of rice and other basic commodities. BY KARL G. OMBION LABOR WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May…

One only needs to look at government data to see the basis for a substantial wage hike, and one only needs to do simple mathematical computations to prove the anti-poor character of the proposed 10-percent wage hike for government employees. BY DANILO ARAÑA ARAO ANALYSIS Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 11, April 20-26, 2008 Unlike in…

For the past nine years, Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. has been closing down its warehouses, in the process, removing workers from their jobs. The company claims it is a “money-saving” scheme. But an interview with the union president shows that the company has in fact been expanding. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Contributed to Bulatlat…

If Pres. Arroyo wants to talk about “social payback from the booming economy”, the only acceptable and meaningful social payback that Filipino workers deserve today is a substantial wage increase complemented by price controls, tax reforms, and drastic increases in social services spending BY ARNOLD PADILLA Ibon Foundation Posted by Bulatlat In a televised forum…

Contractualization is a scheme that allows capitalists to replace their workforce with ease according to market demands. For the management, this translates to maximization of profits but for the laborers, this system denies them the security and benefits of a regular job while being paid very low wages. By Reyna Mae Tabbada Bulatlat Women workers…