[In the news] Labor Day fun runs, job fairs, rallies in Cebu -Cebu Daily News

Labor Day fun runs, job fairs, rallies in Cebu.

May 1, 2012

RALLIES, fun runs and job fairs mark today’s observance of Labor Day in Cebu.

Separate rallies will be held by two labor coalitions to air their demands for a wage increase.

A coalition of 21 labor groups called Nagkaisa (United) kicks off their march rally at the Associated Labor Unions (ALU) office in Pier 1, Cebu City.

The rally will end at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office at Plaza Independencia.

ALU area vice president Ferdinand Jumapao said they will renew calls for a P90 increase across the board.

The coalition said it supports the abolition of contractualization and the passage of the security of tenure bill for workers.

The National Coalition for the Protection of Workers’ Rights (NCPWR) will assemble at Fuente Osmeña circle, then go to downtown Colon Street for a program.

NCPWR convenor Casimero Mahilum said they seek the abolition of contractualization which they consider the “silent killer” of labor.

Mahilum said they also support the abolition of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board which he said was biased in favor of management.

He it’s better to have a legislated wage increase in order to avoid regional discrimination.

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