Why are wages pressed down to starvation levels? Why is contractualization so rampant today? How could workers’ rights to decent wages, security of tenure, and to form unions be trampled upon with impunity? Progressive workers say that a law, which was named after a former yellow labor leader and senator, Republic Act 6715 or the…
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“With all the ill effects of Herrera Law to workers’ right to security of tenure, right to strike and decent wages, it is but timely for the government to repeal the law and replace it with a genuinely pro-labor Labor Code.” – EILER
Workers, women hit contractualization in labor (Photo by Jhun Dantes)
By MARYA SALAMAT
Previous revisions in the Labor Code have served to deprive workers of their hard-won rights. Now, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines are pushing for more.