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Cordi NGO hails approval of 100-day maternity leave

BAGUIO CITY — A pioneering women’s rights and welfare institution in the city hailed the passing of House Bill No. 4113 that seeks to give 100 days of paid maternity leave to workers in private and public establishments as a “victory to the women’s movement”.

Workers hail bills for added leaves

By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) welcomed the House of Representatives’ (HoR) passing …

Four Walls And Beyond: Overworked and underpaid

The story of the young teacher who took her life to get away from the stressful and enormous workload has been a hot topic circulating on social media in the past few days. Her colleagues even launched a “Justice” Facebook page where expressions of grief and sympathies flooded. They were seeking justice while ranting against piles of paper work the DepEd has been requiring. They also expressed concerns that if their sentiments were left unattended, such incident would happen again in the future.

The struggle continues for Baguio’s BPO workers

In this article, we will be discussing the major problems that have been affecting the rights and welfare of the rank and file employees or commonly known as call center agents. We can only understand the nature of work of the call center agents if we identify the differences between an outbound call center and an inbound call center.

Raising wages good for workers, economy

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.

Ilocos workers join Labor Day protest

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.

Greed reigns over employees’ safety — Baguio BPO employees

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.

Sitel workers face anti-labor tactics

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.

Sitel serves suspension order vs union leader

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.