workers’ rights

Contractualization Prevails (IBON Facts & Figures Excerpt)

April 23, 2018

“Contractualization has violated workers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain for higher wages, economic benefits, social security, better terms of employment, and better work conditions. It has also forced workers into accepting unfair labor practices and violations of their political rights. This points to the urgency of real measures by the government to not merely […]

The Shin Sun workers – a test case for DO 174

May 27, 2017

IBON Features – The Korean-owned Shin Sun Tropical Fruit Corp. in Brgy. San Miguel, Compostella Valley has approximately 287 agency-hired banana workers employed under ECQ Serve Human Resources for different jobs such as harvesting, fruit care, plantation, and delivering services. Most of the workers had been working for the company for two to seven years […]

Infographic: Employers can afford to pay a Php750 National Minimum Wage (NMW)

April 30, 2017

“… Raising wages – for instance, initially with a Php125 across-the-board increase in the minimum wage and then working towards a Php750 national minimum wage – and ensuring that workers receive this has a wide range of gains. This will improve the welfare of some 10 million families with main income from wages, have spillover […]

DO 174 no solution to contractualization–IBON

April 21, 2017

​​As the debate on contractualization continues towards Labor Day,​ research group IBON stated that the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE)’s Department Order (DO) 174 is only an affirmation of the anti-worker practice of contractualization. Despite workers’ demand and President Duterte’s marching order to end all forms of contractualization, the DOLE’s promotion of the “win-win solution” […]

National Minimum Wage/ Economic reforms the most compelling reason to continue peace talks

February 5, 2017

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte recalled the government’s peace negotiators from negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) until being given “compelling reason” to resume talks. Research group IBON, however, points out that the most compelling reason for having peace talks are the economic and political reforms on the agenda that can address the roots […]

P125 wage hike increase necessary, possible and good for economy–IBON

September 20, 2016

Research group IBON said that the P125 across-the-board wage hike proposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is necessary, possible and good for the economy. The group further said that the prices of goods and services do not have to rise and workers do not have to be laid off if employers accept […]

Next admin should address deepening jobs crisis–IBON

March 15, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | Research group IBON warned that the steadily falling labor force participation rate (LFPR) and growing underemployment are signs of underlying problems in the labor market, even as unemployment reportedly fell in January 2016. The next administration will need to reverse the neoliberal policies of the Aquino administration to improve the jobs situation, said the […]