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Will You Work in Construction for Php500 a Day? Builders Warn Pay Not Enough to Attract Laborers for Massive Infra Plan

Employees prefer to work in offices rather than under the sun or rain, says construction industry leader

A key stakeholder in the construction industry has called for a wage increase in the sector to attract enough manpower to support the government’s ambitious infrastructure projectsPhilippine Constructors’ Association (PCA) Executive Director Ibarra “Barry” Paulino said the industry is having a hard ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 28, 2018 12:00:00
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In Numbers: Online Anger Over NutriAsia Picket Line Violence

Infographic on internet sentiment before and after the violent dispersal of protesters

On Monday, July 30, NutriAsia Inc., the manufacturer of popular condiments such as Datu Puti vinegar and UFC Banana Ketchup, made headlines after violence erupted between security forces faced and protesting workers and their sympathizers at the company’s factory in Marilao, Bulacan. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 06, 2018 06:00:00
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Duterte in Fresh Push for Tax Reforms Amid Backlash Vs TRAIN Law, Outlines Other Economic Priorities

The president says the remaining tax reform packages will be submitted to Congress by end-July

Despite the popular backlash against the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that is being widely blamed for rising inflation, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to pass the remaining five packages of his administration’s tax reform ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Pauline Macaraeg  | July 23, 2018 08:00:00
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PH Among 10 Worst Countries for Workers for 2nd Year in a Row

The latest ITUC Global Rights Index cites repressive laws and violence as reasons for the country’s low ranking

For the second year in a row, the Philippines was cited as one of the 10 worst countries for workers in the world, according to a study by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), a Belgium-based organization linking over 300 trade unions ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 13, 2018 09:00:00
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Every May 1, We Pay Homage to the Value of Labor. Here's How Much We Actually Pay Them

Vast majority of occupations pay monthly wages barely above the poverty threshold

The median monthly pay of more than 400 occupations in the Philippines is barely enough to keep the average Filipino household above the official poverty line.According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)’s latest Occupational Wages Survey, which covers establishments that employ 20 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 01, 2018 09:00:00
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OFW Ban to Kuwait: Are Remittances Behind Why Gov’t Moved Only Now?

Deployments surged 50% in two years despite absence of labor protection deal

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait on February 12.Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the total deployment ban came after reports of abuse and death of OFWs ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 26, 2018 10:00:00
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How Much Average Salary Increase Can You Expect Next Year?

Check out the infographic, based on a Mercer study, to see pay rises across various industries in 2018

Overall salaries in the Philippines are expected to increase by an average of 6.2 percent next year, according to Mercer, an international human resources consulting firm based in New York, citing a newly completed study. That’s slightly faster compared to the increase ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 06, 2017 03:00:00
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These Jobs Have The Happiest Employees In The PH, According To JobStreet

Overworked, underpaid, and unhappy? Here's where you should go

Thinking of switching careers? Ready you resumé as has found where the happiest employees in the country are.In a survey conducted from July 31 to August 31 this year, asked 9,326 Filipinos what makes them happy and unhappy with their jobs. The respondents ...

by Khatrina Bonagua for  | October 29, 2017 12:00:00
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6 Tips for Saving Money on Labor Costs

When it comes to your organization, labor costs can add up fast

When it comes to your organization, labor costs can add up fast. Unfortunately, they often get so high that companies are forced to lay off employees and shrink bloated departments. But what if there were a different way?When it comes to hiring an employee, ...

by Peter Daisyme for Due  | September 27, 2017 06:00:00
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Who are the Country’s Most Preferred Corporate Employers This Year?’s latest survey reveals big shifts in employment preferences

Online job portal named Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the Philippines' largest distributor of electrical power, as the top company “Filipinos aspire to work for” in 2017.This is the first time the private distribution utility company made it to the list. The ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 30, 2017 11:00:00
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PH Is 'One of the Ten Worst Countries in the World for Working People'

Don't shoot the messenger

Violence, intimidation and murder? Check. Discrimination and dismissals of workers? Check. Repressive labor laws? Check. According to the recently released Global Rights IndexÂcompiled by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Philippines ranks among the ten worst countries in which to be ...

by Christopher Puhm for  | June 25, 2017 12:00:00
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Work-At-Home Employees May Claim Overtime Pay in Telecommuting Bill

The bill aims to give them the same pay and benefits as office-based workers

Jessica Stevens leaves her home in Dasmariñas, Cavite before sunrise to get to her office in Makati City on time. If she leaves even 10 minutes after six o’clock in the morning, the apprentice architect already expects to be late for work, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 25, 2017 03:00:00
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Which Industries in Metro Manila Fire and Hire Workers The Most?

As unemployment rises once again, let this list be your guide on where the jobs are

At the rate the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under Secretary Gina Lopez was suspending mining permits, it was more or less expected that mining companies will soon begin laying off people.But the latest labor turnover statistics covering Metro Manila ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 03, 2017 10:00:00