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50-50 split between profits and workers’ wages more than fair — IBON

May 1, 2024

Raising the minimum wage to a living wage corrects decades of injustice where workers create huge profits for employers but receive meager wages.

Drop in wholesale retail trade work in Dec shows Filipinos can’t afford to spend – IBON

February 7, 2024

Job losses in the wholesale and retail trade sector may be a result of weaker demand which is concerning since the month of December is usually marked by more spending due to the holidays.

Widespread informality, growing poverty belie gov’t claims of robust jobs market – IBON

February 7, 2024

The prevalent lack of decent work and the increasing number of Filipinos falling into poverty dispels the Marcos Jr administration’s hype of a “robust” labor market.

Most jobs being created in the lowest paying sectors – IBON

August 9, 2023

The economy is still struggling to create decent work, pay and earnings

The expensive and harmful ‘Build Better More’

June 2, 2023

The Philippine government has a repetitive narrative when it comes to infrastructure – that it will “revitalize the economy” and “create more jobs” or that the government is “Building more for better lives” — claims so-repeated that they seem like obvious benefits. But history shows that this is not always the case.

Jobs created mostly poor and quality work

May 15, 2023

The overwhelming number of “jobs created” are merely self-employment and informal work, and domestic work — accounting for 4.3 million or 71.3% of net employment

1.8-million loss in full-time jobs dispels gov’t claim of recovery, robust jobs market – IBON

March 10, 2023

The jobs crisis is worsening despite the economy reopening. Sugarcoating only hides the problem and prevents urgent action to help millions of Filipinos struggling to make ends meet.

The right size for development?

March 9, 2023

The Marcos Jr administration’s rightsizing program goes in the direction of further weakening the government just when it is so needed to become bigger and better to transform the economy to serve the public interest.

Strong labor market? Part-time, informal workers surge by over 2M – IBON

January 6, 2023

Latest labor force data showing huge spikes in part-time and informal jobs belies government claims of a strong labor market and steady economic recovery.