Zarate also said that the call for a P750 national minimum wage is only meant to cover additional expenses due to overpricing, the TRAIN law and other factors.
The president needs not look far. Contractualization is rampant in his backyard.
One of the protesters Desiree Pangayan has been serving in the Region 1 Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for three years now. She remains a cost of service worker (COSW), one of the various flexible employment schemes in government alongside job order (JO) and memorandum of agreement (MOA). For these schemes, there is no employer-employee relationship.
BAGUIO CITY — BPO workers in Baguio said the death of call center agents of the Survey Sampling International (SSI) in Davao only shows how vulnerable the BPO workers are under employers who give priority to profit over employees’ safety as they lit candles for the victims last January 3.
BAGUIO CITY — Kilos na Manggagawa Spokesperson Rey Cagomoc in a statement denounced the passage of the Compressed Workweek bill at the House of Representatives (HOR).
BAGUIO CITY — Continuosly facing harassment and anti-labor employment scheme by the management, members of Sitel Philippines Association of Rank and File Workers (Spark) expressed frustration over the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)’s limp involvement in the case during a conference, July 3, attended by representatives from the parties at stake.
BAGUIO CITY — At least a week after a labor issue broke out, Sitel, a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm based in the city issued a twelve-day ’preventive suspension order’ against a union leader alleging “serious and imminent threats” to the firm’s operations.
BAGUIO CITY — “Our lobbying and concerted efforts have finally paid off,” said Ronald Taggaoa of the Union of Faculty and Employees of Saint Louis University (UFESLU) and one of the hundreds of college instructors and employees who lost their jobs due to the implementation of K12.
BAGUIO CITY — Protest broke at dawn on June 30 when members of the newly-formed Sitel Philippines Association of Rank and File Workers (Spark) picketed at the front gates of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to denounce Sitel’s violation of labor rights.
BAGUIO CITY — Three city councilors filed a resolution summoning Sitel management, a business process outsourcing (BPO) to shed light on the firm’s employment scheme that earned the flak of its workers.
BAGUIO CITY — A group of call center agents from Baguio-based business process outsourcing (BPO) firm, Sitel, denounced their employer’s ‘deceptive’ and ‘unjust’ employment schemes after reports of massive lay-offs in one of the firm’s site here surfaced.
BAGUIO CITY — The general manager of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) warned that if private corporations and capitalists manage to take over the operation of the cooperative, there is a possibility that this will lead to job displacements and contractualization.
BAGUIO CITY — Anakpawis Cordillera maintains that the P15 to P25 daily wage increase for all minimum wage earners in the private sector that Regional Tripartite Wage Productivity Board (RTWPB) Cordillera recently issued is a far cry from what workers need.