Gov’t employees fear massive layoffs over Duterte’s devolution order

FILE PHOTO. Contractual employees of the National Housing Authority (NHA) demand job security, benefits. (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea / Bulatlat) By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Government employees expressed apprehension over the newly-signed executive order that directs full devolution of certain functions of the national government to local government units in the… Continue reading Gov’t employees fear massive layoffs over Duterte’s devolution order

Public school teachers go creative in protesting low pay, lack of support

Photo courtesy of Alliance of Concerned Teachers By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Public school teachers modified the traditional Flores de Mayo to bring attention to their plight in this time of distance learning. Wearing gowns and adorned with flower arches, six teachers paraded around the Department of Education (DepEd) compound this morning,… Continue reading Public school teachers go creative in protesting low pay, lack of support

In Southeast Asia, income woes most severe, economic aid most lacking in PH

A protester joins the May Day action in Manila. (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea/Bulatlat) More than half of Filipino households said that if they lose all of their income sources, their resources to cover daily needs could only last up to two weeks. By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Among all members of the Association… Continue reading In Southeast Asia, income woes most severe, economic aid most lacking in PH

37 UP security guards back on duty

Alliance of Contractual Employees (ACE) UP said it welcomes the “small victory” but considers the current count of reinstated guards “too few” considering the number of guards who were displaced. By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — After a month of negotiating with the UP administation, 37 dismissed security guards have been reinstated at the University… Continue reading 37 UP security guards back on duty

On Labor Day, workers demand urgent economic relief

Women workers demand cash aid to tide them over during this crisis. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) “If he has no plans of giving much-needed and much-deserved cash aid for the workers and the people, it is better for Duterte to just resign.” By EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Gina Escobar, 52, had been… Continue reading On Labor Day, workers demand urgent economic relief

Public school teachers work longer without enough support – survey

  Photo courtesy of Alliance of Concerned Teachers Facebook page. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers called on President Duterte to urgently address “the serious welfare issues of public school teachers that erode their capacities, health, and morale, and put education continuity in jeopardy.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Public school teachers are… Continue reading Public school teachers work longer without enough support – survey

Pandemic worsens poor workplace health and safety

Workers amplify their demands in this time of pandemic. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) The pandemic only compounded the already dismal status of occupational health and safety in the country. Workers are either thrusted into work-from-home setups, forced to risk exposure to Covid-19 in their traditional workplaces, or retrenched altogether. By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com… Continue reading Pandemic worsens poor workplace health and safety

Attacks vs. Laguna workers heighten days away from Labor Day

The recent string of harassment and attacks are meant to “silence workers in the lead up to Labor Day.” By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Labor unions in the Southern Tagalog region’s industrial zones are being threatened by state forces, according to reports from progressive labor centers. Labor alliance Alyansa ng Manggagawa sa… Continue reading Attacks vs. Laguna workers heighten days away from Labor Day

UP security guards in limbo after dismissal

UP security guards turn away police mobile that attempted to enter the university as students, faculty, and members of the community gather to protest the abrogation of the UP-DND accord last January 19, 2021. (Photo from Sinag Facebook account) By ARNETH ASIDDAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — More than 60 security guards at the University of the… Continue reading UP security guards in limbo after dismissal

For low-wage earners, staying at home is a luxury they cannot afford

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A street sweeper in Marikina, Mechelle Radolla could not believe it when she tested positive for COVID-19. This despite all her precautions such as wearing face mask and face shield, and observing physical distancing. “My work compels me to be outside, and it is the same for… Continue reading For low-wage earners, staying at home is a luxury they cannot afford