NGOs say new legislation can aid in ending “natural resource trade fueling conflict”    A group of 58 non-government organizations from different parts of the world urged the European Commission to pass a “strong and effective” legislation that will “prevent European businesses [from] fueling conflict and human rights abuses through their purchases of natural resources” […]

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“The trend in rising unemployment is clear proof of the government’s regressive economic and labor policies.” This is what Arman Hernando, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights coordinator for documentation said in reaction to the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) that revealed an increase in unemployment rate from 7% in July 2012 up to […]

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The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights criticized the recent wage adjustment saying the it is “demeaning” and “cruel” to workers especially amid rising prices and the P10- billion-peso scam.   On September 6, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced the wage adjustment integrating P15 of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to […]

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After almost a year of painstaking struggle, the 293 unjustly dismissed workers of Filipinas Palm Oil Plantation Inc. (FPPI) can finally go back today albeit still in casual status.   FPPI Workers Union (FPIWU-NAFLU-KMU) President Elmer Jamero reported that the decision to bring the 293 casual workers back to work was made by the FPPI […]

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