[In the news] House OKs ‘Kasambahay’ bill -RAPPLER.com

House OKs ‘Kasambahay’ bill. BY RAPPLER.COM September 5, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 5, passed on 3rd and final reading House Bill 6144 or the proposed Domestic Workers‘ Act. It is more popularly known as the “Kasambahay” bill. The bill seeks to set new labor standards for domestic helpers.…

[In the news] Don’t push workers against wall, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines tells Malacañang | Sun.Star

Don’t push workers against wall, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines tells Malacañang | Sun.Star. March 11, 2012 THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) urged Sunday the national government not to push the workers against the wall amid the rise in prices of basic commodities. In a phone interview, TUCP president Democrito Mendoza…

[In the news] More groups junk P13 wage hike offer | Sun.Star

More groups junk P13 wage hike offer | Sun.Star. MANILA — Militant labor groups on Friday assailed what they saw as connivance of the government and the business sector against a “fair” wage increase. “They harp the same old classic blackmail against wage increase; that it is inflationary, that it will cause retrenchments, and that…

[In the news] Labor groups insist on wage hike demands | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Labor groups insist on wage hike demands | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. MANILA, Philippines – Worker demonstrations are picking up as the wage board in Metro Manila reviews their petitions for a minimum wage increase. One group, the militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), stormed the office of the…