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[From the web] Contractual labor: A dead end? -RAPPLER.com

Contractual labor: A dead end?.
By Amber Gonzales and Nathaniel Gatpandan
July 30, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Imagine a building standing strong for more than two decades suddenly collapsing. Surprising isn’t it?

This is how Eli, 56, described what he felt when told he could not continue working anymore.

A janitor at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) since 1987, Eli was suddenly told last February that his services were no longer needed.

This was when manpower contractor Unitrend Agency terminated its contract with PUP because of financial issues. A bidding process was thus initiated by PUP, resulting in the selection of CareBest International Inc as the new contractor.

But the management of CareBest, the university administration, and the janitors failed to agree on terms regarding the job reinstatement of those left behind by Unitrend.

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[In the news] Gaisano Capital South to let go of 800 workers – cebudailynews.wordpress.com

Gaisano Capital South to let go of 800 workers.

  Some 800 employees of the burned Gaisano Capital South Mall will begin the year without a job.

Eric Labrada, liason officer of the Gaisano Capital Group, said that they will let go of the contractual employees after Dec. 30.

“Their contracts will be terminated effective Dec. 30,” Labrada told Cebu Daily News.

He said 800 employees are mostly sales assistants and promodisers assigned at the storage department who assist in pricing and repacking of products.

Their contracts were renewable every five months.

About 1,500 employees worked in the mall, w hich burned down on Dec. 23, a day before their big Christmas sale.

Labrada earlier said 800 were casual employees, 500 were agency-hired workers and the remaining 200 were regular employees who would remain with the company.

Read full article @ cebudailynews.wordpress.com

[Event] Run Against Contractual Employment R.A.C.E. – Alliance of Progressive Labor

Run Against Contractual Employment R.A.C.E.

WHAT: THE R.A.C.E. Run Against Contractual Employment
WHEN: May 14, 2011
WHERE: Diosdado Macapagal H-Way, Pasay City

R.A.C.E. Run Against Contractual Employment is an advocacy campaign to gather supporters and to raise awareness against contractual employment. On May 14, 2011, we are encouraging everyone to join the first fun run against contractualization.

Invite your family and friends to join R.A.C.E. to SECURE JOBS and to SECURE LIVES!

1. Register
2. Pay via deposit thru our BPI account
3. Print waiver and confirmation


Only participants 15 years old and above may join provided registration fee is paid.
Thirty (30) minutes before the gun start the event, organizers shall ask all the participants to assemble at the start line for the announcement of rules and for warm up exercises.

The 5k and 3k starts at 5:40 a.m. promptly.

Participants may register online or on-ground

If online: Payments should be made thru bank deposit. Only BPI banks are authorized to accept
payment. After payment, you may fax the deposit slip to 02-3321378 or scan and e-mail to race.2011@yahoo.com

BANK ACCOUNT NAME: APL Alliance of Progressive Labor

If on-ground: Registration booth will be available during the event day. At exactly 4:00 a.m. on ground registration will start and will end at exactly 5:15 a.m.

AND/OR you may visit APL office for registration and payment at 94 Sct. Delgado St. Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City.

COURIER SERVICE: Additional Php.85.00 for delivery
YOU MAY GO TO: No. 94 Sct Delgado St., Brgy Laging Handa, Quezon   City
ON GROUND:        May 14, 2011 @ Registration booth

Race Categories Fees: Inclusive of race number, singlet
3k Php 200.00
5k Php 270.00

Top three placers of each category will receive trophy
All participants will receive certificate of participation.

Please read agreement and print Waiver @ http://www.apl.org.ph/