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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.

Protest actions pay off for SLU union

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.

Sitel workers protest re-deployment scheme, harassments

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 dads summon Sitel for work scheme

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.

BPO employment scheme earns flak

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.

Privatizing electric coop may mean lost jobs, contractualization

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.

CAR wage hike not enough

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.