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Albay Lawmaker hits Noynoy for lack of labor policy

May 3, 2011

A senior member of the minority bloc in the House of Representatives yesterday slammed President Aquino anew, this time for what he termed as a lack of “concrete concrete, resolute and progressive labor policy” while at the same time claiming as credit for the new wage hike for government employees slated to be implemented in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solon bats for comprehensive review of Labor Code

May 2, 2011

CEBU, May 2 (PIA)– Labor groups in Central Visayas were frustrated after being told that government can only offer non-wage benefits in time for the May 01 Labor Day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aquino presses wage hikes

May 2, 2011

Metro Manila workers first to get pay increase

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd instructed on Sunday the Regional Wage Tripartite Boards to fast track the process for wage hikes, adding that tension between workers and management is building up because of the pending wage hike petitions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Groups decry inaction to workers’ demands

May 2, 2011

Meanwhile, more than 3,000 members of the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines marched from the Department of Labor and Employment grounds to the Vitcom Welfare Center in Pier 1 to commemorate Labor Day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Militants push P125 wage increase

May 2, 2011

MANILA, Philippines -  Militant labor groups pressed yesterday for a P125 across-the-board wage increase, rejecting President Aquino’s Labor Day package of non-wage benefits as merely “band-aid solutions.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Noy: June pay hike for state workers

May 2, 2011

MANILA, Philippines -  As promised, here’s good news for the 1.1 million government workers.

Starting June 1 – or a month ahead of schedule – all employees and officials of the government will be getting the third tranche of their salary increase pursuant to the Salary Standardization Law III (SSL III), President Aquino revealed yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aquino sees increases in minimum wages

May 2, 2011

LABOR DAY RITES

MANILA, Philippines—In a Labor Day speech, President Benigno Aquino III Sunday said he expected minimum wage earners in Metro Manila to get a pay raise by next week, and the rest of them across the country within the month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Organized workers ask for wage increase, better job security

May 2, 2011

AN estimated 5,000 workers from different organizations joined a Labor Day rally in Cebu City and asked government agencies to help them gain a decent living wage. Read the rest of this entry »