Living Wage


CLC: “A decade of worship and struggle for the Filipino working people!”

“There are existing provisions in the constitution which has not been implemented like the living wage and the security of tenure,” Bishop Pabillo said.

July 17, 2018

Tanggalan ng manggagawa sa COKE FEMSA, patuloy!

Ayon kay Alfredo Maraño, opisyal ng Federation and Cooperation of Cola, Beverage and Allied Industry Unions (FCCU), walang malinaw na basehan ang gagawing pagsibak ng Coca-Cola FEMSA sa kanilang mga kawani.

July 10, 2018

Workers form coalition vs COKE-FEMSA Philippines massive-layoff!

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.

COKE-FEMSA to terminate at least 600 employees!

“It is very clear that the selection process of the management is harassment and has the intention of busting the union. No consultation… No discussion within the union and it is very clear the selection process of the management is biased and without due process.”

UNION’s, make it possible!

Now, forward ever and with abounding experiences learned from the tumultuous last decade, BWI goes headstrong to engage the coming challenges that will come its way.

Advance People’s Agenda, Not Dictatorship!

Our social movements, organized along class and sectoral lines, are at the forefront of the people’s struggles. We shall continue to persevere, persist, resist, educate, and organize. We will forge solidarity with other progressive groups and forces. Our unity is an imperative response to the growing authoritarianism of our time.

AMANDLA: Power to the People!

Organised workers are the bulwark against this crisis; by fighting for a democratic workplace and taking on broader issues of social and environmental justice, the union movement is fighting back.

Trade Union statements on the 8th ASEAN RTSDC in Manila

After the discussion on the conference statement, trade unions affiliated to Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and Public Services International (PSI) along with NAGKAISA Labor Coalition expressed their strong objection to the final Conference Joint Statement for not living up to the spirit of tripartism and social dialogue.

The ground crew — Philippine Airlines (Part 3)

The retrenched employees particularly the cabin crew sought to remedy through the judicial process and filed a complaint on the grounds of unfair labor practice and illegal retrenchment.

The ground crew — Philippine Airlines (Part 2)

SEPTEMBER 27 will be the 71st anniversary of the Union and six days after, the 6th year anniversary of the lock-out. The small assembly finds its occasion for everybody to greet one another and to recall their struggles.

Workers: Defend Public Services and Reject RCEP!

We demand that the RCEP negotiations be halted until the text is made public and discussed in parliament and in tripartite bodies in our respective countries. We reaffirm and support the call of ASEAN Parliamentarians for a thorough cost-benefit assessment of RCEP as well as a human rights impact assessment. We demand that submissions from the trade union movement and other people’s organizations, based on a careful examination of the proposition on the table be taken as part of the negotiation process.

Aksyon Kababaihan — SENTRO News!

AKSYONG KABABAIHAN — SENTRO News… Tutoong mga balita… mula sa mga tutoong manggagawa!

July 14, 2017

ENDO knows no boundaries!

“News Anchor is a position necessary and desirable to the business of People’s Television (PTV4), in eleven years, she is a regular employee and cannot be terminated without just cause or authorized cause even if she is in the public service/ sector,” Edwin Bustillos, sectoral representative of the Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) explained.

July 3, 2017

NAGKAISA welcomes lower tax but rejects regressive impact of excise taxes!

“These are the immediate impact that will hit everyone while the poor wait for the promised transfers contained in the proposed expenditure programs of the government,” said Magtubo.

June 14, 2017

SENTRO statement for May 1

Truth is, the Duterte regime is only consistent in one thing: it wants to kill, and the freedom to kill who it wants to kill. The spate of extrajudicial killings occurring all over the country—ostensibly sponsored and abetted by the Philippine National Police’s Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Double Barrel—has claimed anywhere between 8,000 to 10,000 lives already. This has worsened the situation of poor women, leaving them in trauma, isolation and greater vulnerability to further abuse such as prostitution. In addition to this, the Philippine Congress reintroduces the death penalty, and was passed by the House of Representatives last March 7, 2017, awaiting advancement in the Philippine Senate—despite the Philippines’ international commitment to treaties not to do so. Another legislative bill intends to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to nine (9) years of age, pushing back the victory in the past of children’s rights groups.

May 1, 2017

ANALYSIS: DO 174 Encourages modern-day labor slavery

“The DO 174-17, nicknamed DO30, has miserably failed to deliver on the Duterte promise to uplift workers from poverty threshold by ending Endo and all forms of contractualization which he reiterated on February 27 dialogue with labor groups,” Tanjusay added.

March 26, 2017

DOLE: Ilang kumpanya sa Dabaw boluntaryong tinapos ang ENDO!

Ayon kay Wilson Fortaleza, tagapagsalita ng PM, hindi katanggap-tangap ang rason ng MERALCO na magkakasabay na maintenance shutdown sa panahon ng tag-init. Aniya, maraming pagkakataon na makapagsagawa ng pagkukumpuni ng mga planta, bakit itinataon nila ito tuwing buwan ng summer, kung saan mas tumataas ang pangangailangan sa kuryente.

March 26, 2017

Workers win prohibition on endo and contractualization!

NAGKAISA urges the Filipino working class to remain vigilant to make sure that government bodies under instruction to comply with the labor demands do not stray out of line.

Labor groups denounce mass layoff of TV5 news management

We in SENTRO, therefore repeat what NABU Chairperson Arthur Guda’s commitment that we will provides legal and organizational assistance to the TV5 Employees Union. In these trying times of worker rights’ suppression, SENTRO believes in sending aid to all our fellow working peoples equally, regardless of their social and partisan positioning.

February 27, 2017


Kabilang sa nilgadaang kasunduan ng unyon at management ay ang pagkilala ng Coca-cola FEMSA sa labing tatlong arawang manggagawa na boluntaryong nagbitiw mula sa NLU noong kasagsagan ng freedom period, bilang miembro ng KASAMMA-CCO-FCCU at kikilalanin din ng Coca-cola FEMSA ang membership ng dalawang arawang empleyado mula naman sa Bagumbayan Distribution Center bilang kasapi ng KASAMMA-CCO-FCCU.

Dalawang empleyado ng Coca-Cola Femsa, sugatan sa welga!

Ang welga sa planta ng Femsa ay nag-umpisa hatinggabi noong Linggo (19 February), ito’y matapos na balewalain ng kumpaya ang Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation sa unyon.

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Our team provides Philippine and Asean labor advocates with labor news and social media and communications training.

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Labor groups support the SSS program to run after delinquent employers

In the report released by SSS Senior Vice President Voltaire Agas said at least there are about 34,000 employer’s that are being charged for non-remittance of SSS contribution amounting to P1.4 billion. He said delinquent employers are liable for “a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or more than Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00), or imprisonment for not less than six (6) years and one (1) day or more than twelve (12) years, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Pearl Island Commercial Corp. welcomes 2017 by terminating regular employees

“Pearl Islands is not losing revenues. It is doing good and prospering in the market. It is a supplier of food paper products like food wrappers for Jollibee, KFC, Max, Dunkin Donut, Windy’s, Andoks and other food chains. It has a workplace at 37 Igdalig st. corner Mauban st. Quezon city,” Atty Matula explained.

January 8, 2017

The Philippines Daily Express Employees Union Experience

Change did come. ‘TAMA NA, sobra na, palitan na!,” was the war cry of a Daily Express proofreader, Guillermo ‘Guil’ Franco, who studied in UP Diliman, against Johnny Gatbonton in the next elections of the Philippines Daily Express Employees Union Inc (PDEEUI). President Franco admitted that he, too, was offered by the Express management with “inspirational, motivational and persuasive” perks upon his assumption into office.

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