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Labor group affirms Philippines among top 10 dangerous place for workers

The Philippines is among the top ten worst countries for workers in 2020 based on the 2020 Global Rights Index issued by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 21st, 2020

Mitsubishi PH to downsize operations, lay off workers

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp., one of the two car assemblers participating in the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy program, is scaling down its local operations and laying off about 100 employees, a labor group said Monday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Labor group to Palace: Resolve issues with EU parliament

Following Malacañang’s provocation to the European Union’s Parliament to revoke tariff privileges given to Philippine products, a labor group on Saturday urged the government to properly resolve the mess without stirring the hornet’s nest to avoid further job losses to Filipinos. In a statement, workers group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) […] The post Labor group to Palace: Resolve issues with EU parliament appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

OWWA may pautang sa OFWs na nawalan ng trabaho

Manila, Philippines – Maghahandog ng livelihood loans o pautang pangkabuhayan ang Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) para sa overseas Filipino workers na nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pandemya, ayon kay administrator  Hans Leo Cacdac. Ayon kay Cacdac, inaprubahan na ng OWWA board na pinamumunuan ni Labor Chief Secretary Silvestre Bello ang group livelihood. ‘It’s a 500-M facility, […] The post OWWA may pautang sa OFWs na nawalan ng trabaho appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Militant labor group demands P10K cash aid for displaced workers

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Militant labor group Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (AMA Sugbo-KMU) has launched a signature campaign on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, calling on the government to provide P10,000 unemployment assistance to distressed workers as part of its COVID-19 response. The group directed their call to the Department of Labor and […] The post Militant labor group demands P10K cash aid for displaced workers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Philippines among top 10 countries worst for workers — group

Due to violations of labor rights, the Philippines is still included in the list of top 10 countries considered as worst for workers, based on the International Trade Union Confederation Global Rights Index for 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Higit 500K workers nakatanggap na ng P5K cash aid mula sa DOLE

Manila, Philippines – Mahigit kahalating milyong manggagawang apektado ng coronavirus quarantine ang nakatanggap na ng one-time P5,000 cash assistance mula sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), ayon sa ahensya nitong Biyernes, Mayo 1. Batay sa datos na ipinrisenta sa technical working group meeting ng Defeat COVID-19 Committee ng Kamara, ipinapakita na nakapagpamahagi na ang […] The post Higit 500K workers nakatanggap na ng P5K cash aid mula sa DOLE appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak not an excuse to fire workers – TUCP

MANILA, Philippines – Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Monday, March 9, urged employers to refrain from using the novel coronavirus outbreak as an "excuse" to fire workers. TUCP made the call over growing fears of "massive unemployment" spurred by the rising number of coronavirus cases ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2020

Labor fears job losses from Covid

THOUSANDS of workers in the airline, hotel and restaurant business and allied industries, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and seafarers or sea-based workers, stand to lose their jobs in the coming months  amid growing coronavirus outbreaks, according to the country’s largest labor group. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Saturday said some 7,000 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Workers group calls for Labor department to look into Honda plant closure

According to Defend Jobs Philippines, 387 Filipinos would be losing their jobs as a result of the company closing down its assembly plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Diplomat- Kuwait, Philippines want deal on domestic workers

KUWAIT: Kuwait and the Philippines are mutually committed to put in place proper procedures over the recruitment of domestic labor, said a Kuwaiti diplomat yesterday. A joint Kuwaiti-Filipino committe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

TUCP slams & rsquo;ineffective& rsquo; gov& rsquo;t hotlines for OFWs

The labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines on Wednesday slammed the Department of Labor and Employment, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the recruitment agencies for having ineffective and different hotlines for distress OFWs, thus confusing Filipino workers on whom to call for help......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2020

Party-list, labor group want hazard pay for eruption workers, media

A labor group on Saturday said workers in establishments and members of the media, who are working within the danger zone of the Taal Volcano, are entitled to a minimum of 25 percent hazard pay. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) Party-list Rep. Raymond Mendoza is calling for the payment of hazard pay to […] The post Party-list, labor group want hazard pay for eruption workers, media appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

Labor group pushes 25% hazard pay for workers amid Taal unrest

  MANILA, Philippines – Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Saturday, January 18, urged employers to provide a minimum of 25% hazard pay for employees working within the danger zone amid the Taal Volcano unrest.  The employees include those working in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

TUCP pushes for early escape plan for 1.2M OFWs in Middle East

MANILA, Philippines – Amid rising tension in the Middle East, labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to devise a government evacuation plan for the estimated 1.2 million overseas Filipino workers who might be affected by conflicts that may arise in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

Police arrests 24 in Regent Food picket dispersal

MANILA, Philippines – Labor group Defend Job Philippines said police arrested 24 people during the violent picket dispersal at the Regent Food Corporation (RFC) factory in Pasig City on Saturday, November 9. Defend Job Philippines said that among those arrested were 21 workers on strike, two members of their labor ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2019

Labor group wants backup plan for CITIRA job losses

Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines is urging government to come up with plans and impact studies for workers to be displaced when the proposed second package of tax reform to rationalize fiscal incentives is passed......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Addressing growing fan behavior problem top priority for NBA

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press About a dozen NBA players gathered for a teleconference with officials in the league office this summer, making their case about what they believe is one of the biggest problems in the game. Fan behavior, they said, is getting worse. The numbers show they’re right, and if that isn’t troubling enough race only adds to the complexity of the issue: Most NBA players are black, and it seems like most of those in the closest seats are white. Not every incident is racially motivated, though some clearly are. After high-profile incidents involving Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyle Lowry and others last season — including ones involving racist taunts — zero tolerance for abusive or hateful behavior is now to become the NBA’s policy going forward. The league is changing and toughening its code of conduct for fans, especially putting those in closest proximity to the players and the court on alert that anything over the line will lead to ejections and possibly more. “We’ve added any sexist language or LGBTQ language, any denigrating language in that way, anything that is non-basketball related,” said Jerome Pickett, the NBA’s executive vice president and chief security officer. “So ‘your mother’ comments, talking about your family, talking about test scores, anything non-basketball related, we’ve added that in as well as being something that we will go and pull a fan out of the seat and investigate what happened.” Westbrook and Cousins were subjected to racist taunts in Salt Lake City and Boston and the fans involved in those incidents were banned by the Jazz and Celtics. Lowry was shoved by a minority partner of the Golden State Warriors’ ownership group, seated courtside during the NBA Finals, and that person was banned from team business for a year by the league. There were more. Those were just the highest-profile ones. The NBA would not release exact numbers — and the totals are believed to be very low — but Pickett said the ejections of fans in the courtside area still more than doubled last season. Westbrook declined comment for this story, saying through a Rockets official that he was not comfortable discussing the matter. But the players’ union insists that the problem is getting bigger and bigger. “Last season, I began to sense even at the games I was attending that there was a certain, I’ll call it absence of civility, that permeated the games,” said Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. “I was seeing more bad-mouthing opposing teams that were not simply ‘you suck,’ which every one of us will tolerate, but really nasty, nasty comments being directed at players.” The Celtics banned a fan for two years for directing racist chants at Cousins. Westbrook was involved in a pair of incidents in Utah that came to light last season; was offended by a fan during the 2018 playoffs by a fan calling him “boy” before a playoff game, and then last season was involved in a back-and-forth shouting match with another fan. The Jazz banned both fans for life, and Westbrook was fined $25,000 by the NBA for threatening the fan involved in last season’s incident. “I try very hard not to have my default answer be, ‘It’s racism.’ I really do because I don’t think that necessarily advances the argument,” Roberts said. “If it’s undoubtedly that, then I’m happy to say it.” It’s not always racism, either — Roberts also said she’s received complaints from many white players about being the subject of nastiness from fans. Amira Davis is an assistant professor at Penn State specializing in 20th Century American History with an emphasis on race, gender, sports and politics. She believes fans feel more emboldened now to say whatever they like, without fear of repercussions. “There have been plenty of sober fans yelling slurs and attacking players in the worst way,” Davis said. “I think it’s a mix of all of those things and when looking at predominantly white spaces like Utah and a largely black labor force, it ratchets it up a little bit more and makes it a lot more intense. Particularly in this political climate in which it’s very easy to project onto high-profile black athletes and pathologies and misconceptions about the black community.” Fan behavior is not just a concern in the NBA. It is being noted everywhere. Racist chants and taunts are a major issue in European soccer, including at a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England last week. Green Bay and Philadelphia fans fought in the stands at Lambeau Field last month. The Atlanta Braves had fans stop doing their “tomahawk chop” during the playoffs earlier this month. During the AL Championship Series between Houston and New York, Astros manager A.J. Hinch told umpires that he felt the behavior of fans at Yankee Stadium had crossed the line and that it “was becoming a dangerous situation.” “There’s no place for that,” Hinch said, referencing matters like debris being thrown from the stands toward players and taunts directed toward some of the Astros. “Both teams will agree. And it’s really hard to stop fans from doing that. But it’s also very dangerous.” And the athletes are not always just victims, either. Golfer Bio Kim was suspended by the Korean PGA for three years for making an obscene gesture at the crowd during the final round of a tournament that he won, angry because of noise from a cellphone camera. In the NBA, the league is expanding the area in arenas most closely monitored when it comes to player-fan interaction. The top-priority area used to be just those seated with feet on the court itself or maybe the first couple rows of courtside seats; now, that area goes several rows deep in every building, plus the areas where teams and referees enter and exit the court. The fan code of conduct, a standard announcement at every NBA arena for years, is now being shown and promoted more times in each game. Season-ticket holders have been put on notice by teams that they may lose their seats even if they give their tickets to someone who goes over the line and harasses players or officials too vociferously. Fans believed to have been involved in incidents will be removed from seats while officials investigate; many times, when a security guard asks those in a certain area what just happened, no one would volunteer information with the suspected heckler present. “I think players are definitely vulnerable,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said after the Lowry incident. “Any time you’re in a situation where you can do no right, like in defending yourself, you’re vulnerable.” ___ AP Sports Writer Kyle Hightower in Boston contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2019

PVL: Lady Eagles set sights on third straight win

Unbeaten Ateneo de Manila University may have the advantage in firepower against San Beda University but Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro is not discounting the dangerous Lady Red Spikers. Ateneo will take on resurging San Beda on Saturday in the main game of the triple-bill action in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference Group A at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Hindi pwedeng i-take for granted any team here in the PVL,” said Almadro, who steered Ateneo to the UAAP Season 81 throne. “They will not be invited here in the PVL in the first place if they are not capable of showing their best.” Game time is at 12:00 noon and will air live via iWant and livestream. The Lady Eagles share the lead with Adamson University after beating Letran in four set in the opener before dominating San Sebastian College 25-17, 25-17, 25-8, last week. Veteran Ponggay Gaston, who debuted with 10 points against the Lady Stags after skipping the opener, will lead the charge of Ateneo with rookie Faith Nisperos, who is averaging 17 points per game, Erika Raagas, Vannie Gandler, Jules Samonte and setter Jaja Maraguinot.   The Lady Red Spikers recovered from an opening-day defeat to Adamson U with a come-from-behind, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-8, 15-11 victory over Letran last week. League-leading scorer Cesca Racraquin, who is averaging 18.5 point per game and dropped 27 points last outing, Kimberly Manzano and Ella Viray will try to power San Beda to a huge upset. Meanwhile, NCAA champion Arellano University seeks a third straight win when the Lady Chiefs collide with Far Eastern University at 10:00 a.m. in group B. Arellano U is tied with University of Sto. Tomas at the top spot with 2-0 win-loss record. The Lady Chiefs defeated Lyceum of the Philippines University in five sets last week despite playing sans four injured players including veteran hitter Regine Arocha.   The Lady Tams recovered from a shocking opening day loss to College of St. Benilde after sweeping TIP last week. FEU and CSB are tied at 1-1 card. In the 8:00 a.m. opener, the Lady Blazers face the winless Lady Pirates.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2019

OFWs run to Supreme Court to contest mandatory SSS contributions

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 27, seeking to nullify the requirement for them to pay Social Security System (SSS) contributions. Nine OFWs, represented by left-leaning lawmakers and the labor group Migrante, filed the petition which seeks to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

Philippines most dangerous for land, environment defenders in 2018 — watchdog

In the Philippines, which overtook Brazil as the deadliest place for land defenders, one incident saw a group of gunmen shoot dead nine sugarcane farmers including a number of woman and children on the island of Negros......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019