According to Frederick Sarmiento, an attendee, the objectives of the CPM were clearly stated from the start of the orientation. “I was able to learn a lot more,” he said. “Mr. Jude and his team helped me and my colleagues understand more about reality and taught us ways how to help others.”
Tatlong taon na ang uniform ni Totoy at Ineng, kupas na at maraming beses ng ni-repair ang mga butas, don’t forget, pair yan, blouse and skirt at polo and pants. Bibili ka ng kahit dalawang set lang na pagpapalit-palitin.
Sa datos ng DOLE, 99,526 mula sa 900,000 ng mga establisyemento ang kanilang na-inspeksyon noong Hunyo 2016 hanggang Abril ng taong kasalukuyan, nasa 3,377 na kumpanya ang hinihinalang lumabag sa labor only contracting.
At ang kabuuang apektadong manggagawa ay nasa 224,852.
From the house not their own… from the place full of risk and fear… from the dream that seemed unreachable… now, having their own beautiful house and community, the urban poor were given a new life and a new hope.
FELY ARROYO, beneficiary:
“If we’re disconnected, we hook up to our landlord for electricity. We just pay him for it. We always settle our rent and water consumption. Sometimes we cannot cope up with our expenses. I’m trying hard to make ends meet especially that my kids do not support us.”
“We condemn how PNP Chief Inspector Ronald Lao turned two-face even after our dialogue with him and with the KIMACO leadership. During the dialogue, it was clear to Chief Insp. Lao that the KIMACO is willing to disperse voluntarily if the management of Coca-Cola will hear their grievance”, Olalo explained.
“Ending contractualization is a political promise of the President. It is sad that Malacañang is now expecting that promise to be fulfilled by Congress. The law is very clear: the Labor Code provides ample power to the Secretary of Labor to halt labor contracting,” Mata explained.
In a statement released by Alfredo Maranon, National President of FCCU-SENTRO/IUF said that the action of the CCFPI management violates the company’s obligations under the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines as well as the UN Global Compact of which the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta is a signatory.
“The Coca-Cola workers are just among the millions of Filipino workers who are burdened and exploited through widespread contractualization,” Adonis said.
The restructuring and mass layoff on March 2 are outright violations of the above. According to these agreements, unions should be provided with quality information and to engage in negotiations with union representatives to minimize the negative impact of any changes affecting employment.
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