Violations of workers’ and urban poor people’s civil and political rights intensified in 2015.
Labor department’s decisions ordering the Lucio Tan company to regularize workers have yet to be enforced.
“It [contractualization] is an alarming business practice: workers both in public and private sectors are forced to work for wages below the meagre minimum wage, with no benefits, no job security and under poor health and safety work conditions.”
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star A year ago I discussed in this space how labor contractualization — where firms hire workers for short-term, non-regular employment without the benefits accorded by law to regular workers — has been a bane to Filipino workers since 1989, ironically, I said, under the…
“We love our jobs that’s why we want to have security of tenure as regular workers.”
“Why did the police not arrest the goons for their violence earlier? Why did they handcuff the workers and treat them like criminals instead?”
They are demanding their regularization, higher wages, and a safe workplace.