[From the web] Labor group urges DOLE and DTI to allow more worker involvement in safeguarding workplace from COVID-19 -BMP

Labor group urges DOLE and DTI to allow more worker involvement in safeguarding workplace from COVID-19 Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) admonished the return-to-work guidelines released last April 30 by the DOLE and DTI for not having enough teeth in ensuring the health and safety of workers eager to recover their livelihoods. DTI Secretary Ramon…

[Video] Watch now! LIVE – SILANG MGA KALASAG. Pagkilala.Pagkumusta.Pakikiisa sa mga #frontliners sa gitna ng #CoVid19 -iDEFEND & PAHRA

SILANG MGA KALASAG. Pagkilala.Pagkumusta.Pakikiisa sa mga frontliners sa gitna ng CoVid iDEFEND Live May 2, 2020, 4:00PM/ SEE LINKS. SILANG MGA KALASAG Kasama sina: Dr. Faith Mesa Gaerlan Emergency Room Consultant Dr katerina Abiertas Municipal Health Officer , Motiong, Samar President, Samar AMHOP Dr. Ela Romano Psychiatrist , Bicol Medical Center Dr. Nemuel Fajutagana Chairperson,…

[Action Alert] Two members of the labor organization, BMP, arrested by the PNP after staging a Labor Day protest action allegedly for violation of the ECQ rules

Action Alert May 1, 2020 (Philippines) Two members of the labor organization, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) after staging a Labor Day protest action allegedly for violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) rule against social gathering and Republic Act 11332 or the Law on Reporting of Communicable…

[Video] Laban Manggagawa! Discussion ng mga lider-manggagawa sa Araw ng Paggawa -iDEFEND & PAHRA

Discussion ng mga lider-manggagawa sa Araw ng Paggawa Kasama sina: Val Vibal Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (AMA) Judy Ann Chan-Miranda Partido Manggagawa Atty. Luke Espiritu Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino Joshua Mata Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa Ellene Sana Center for Migrants Advocacy Primo Amparo Workers for Peoples Liberation Tagapagpadaloy: Joseph Purugganan Focus…

[Statement] People over profit! Resist big business attempts to lift the ECQ to secure profits at the cost of workers’ lives -SPARK

People over profit! Resist big business attempts to lift the ECQ to secure profits at the cost of workers’ lives Last April 12, 2020, Teresita Sy-Coson, vice-chair of the largest corporate conglomerate in the Philippines, SM Investments Corp. appealed to the government to allow all industries to resume 50 percent of their operating capacity even…

[Press Release] Hazard Pay for Frontline Environmental Workers Urged for the Duration of the COVID-19 Lockdown -EcoWaste Coalition

(EcoWaste Coalition, together with labor groups, backs hazard pay for garbage collectors) 7 April 2020, Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health organization, has proposed to the government the provision of appropriate hazard pay for garbage collectors during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to stem the spread of the dreaded novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).…

[Press Release] Labor groups press for universal system to avoid social divide in dispensing cash aid at household level -NAGKAISA

Aside from bureaucratic gridlock and the expected uneven dispersal of government’s assistance to different types of beneficiaries, labor groups under the Nagkaisa umbrella are now pressing for a universal system in providing COVID-19 relief to locked down communities. Calling it a guaranteed income for all, Nagkaisa proposes that a targeted system be replaced by a…

[Press Release] Labor fed bares ‘unjust’ employer practices during pandemic -SUPER

Labor federation Solidarity of Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms (SUPER) released March 28 its first list of employers who have engaged in “unjust” practices, such as “no work, no pay” schemes, layoff/retrenchment, and “endo” during the Luzon-wide lockdown arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a labor survey conducted between March 19…

[Press Release] Labor NGO calls for pro-poor policies and clearer guidelines on lock down to overcome the threat of COVID-19 -EILER

Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) calls on the government to implement pro-poor policies and clearer guidelines as the month-long lockdown continues. According to EILER, the Duterte administration has taken measures focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, but the policies and guidelines remain lacking, unclear, and insensitive to the extremely…