5 May 2021
DA-7, DTI-7 hold Kadiwa-Diskwento Caravan
CEBU CITY, May 5-Government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) joined together recently for a KADIWA and Diskwento Caravan to give labor workers a venue to access affordable agricultural and fishery products and other basic food needs. The Department of Agriculture (DA-7) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-7) in partnership with the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and Associated Labor Unions (ALU) facilitated the Kadiwa and Diskwento Caravan dubbed Masa Market at the Mariners Court grounds, Pier 1, Cebu City. During the one-day activity, workers and nearby residents in the area were able to avail of affordable and fresh agriculture and fishery products and other basic food commodities.
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1 May 2021
Labor Day 2021 Message of the National Executive Vice President
More than a year ago, as nations fumbled with the current pandemic, many of us experienced uncertainty in the most prevalent and deepest forms. Many workers accepted alternative work arrangements that meant reduced working hours and considerably less pay. Those who needed to come to work risked contracting the lethal disease lest they were prepared to send their families in hunger. Precarious workers who had rendered years of service were let go easily. Seafarers were sent home without knowing when they may return aboard. Overseas Filipino Workers could not leave their countries of destination. Workers in the informal economy hurt as they dealt with the lack of social protection . Women workers compromised as work and home imploded. Young people dealt with even fewer opportunities.
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28 April 2021
Govt To Give 5,000 Covid-19 Vaccine Doses For A4 Minimum Wage Earners And OFWs On Labor Day
Over 5,000 Covid vaccine doses will be allocated for the symbolic inoculation of economic frontliners during the upcoming Labor Day celebration. On Tuesday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved the request of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), for the vaccines to be used for minimum wage earners and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The DOLE has been directed to create a masterlist to ensure the equitable representation of the labor sector during the said ceremony, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
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25 April 2021
Workers group hits proposed PNP clearance for DOLE transactions
MANILA, Philippines -The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) yesterday criticized a proposal of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to require national police clearances in transacting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), saying this is unconstitutional. In a letter to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, TUCP president Raymond Mendoza said the proposal is an unwarranted infringement of the constitutional rights of workers to self-organization. On its face, the request of the PNP to require those dealing with the DOLE to submit national police clearances superimposes the heavy-handed police state security apparatus on our labor relations system, he said.
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23 April 2021
Commemorating the Rana Plaza collapse on 24 April 2013
Commemorating the Rana Plaza collapse on 24 April 2013 that killed more than a thousand garment workers in Bangladesh, the Associated Labor Unions call for safe factories for garment workers. #GarmentWorkersNeedUnions #GarmentWorkersNeedSafeFactories
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