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Rappler's latest stories on labor contractualization


House OKs bill requiring universities to teach workers' rights

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would integrate labor education into the mandatory social science subjects under the general education curriculum

ENDING ENDO. Various workers'  groups stage a protest to call for the end of labor contractualization on August 26, 2019. Fie photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DOLE hit for lack of baseline data on contractual workers

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:42 PM

'In the absence of any data, mahirap masabi na 504,000 [regularized workers] is an accomplishment,' Bayan Muna Representative Ferdinand Gaite tells the labor department

LACKING DATA. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III faces the House committee on appropriations on September 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Despite Duterte veto, Makabayan bloc refiles anti-endo bill in House

Aug 05, 2019 - 5:35 PM

For the progressive lawmakers, President Rodrigo Duterte's veto 'reflected his true bias' and priority of business interests over workers' welfare

ENDING ENDO. (From L-R) Makabayan lawmakers Arlene Brosas, Eufemia Culamat, Ferdinand Gaite, Carlos Zarate, and Sarah Elago re-file the anti-endo bill on August 5, 2019. Photo from Makabayan

Senate bets on labor issues: End 'endo,' gender discrimination

Dec 02, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the government must set an example by regularizing its own contractual hires

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The week in photos: May 26-June 1, 2018

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A Bangladeshi volunteer prepares Iftar food for Muslim devotees before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan at a shrine in Dhaka on May 27, 2018.Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

'Walang bago': Makabayan lawmakers unimpressed with Duterte EO on endo

May 01, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'Reiteration lang 'yan ng existing labor laws that [have] been proven [to be] anti-worker,' says Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao

EO NOT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte is depicted as a devil during the Labor Day protest on May 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House

ENDO. Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an end to contractualization. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PTV4 abruptly ends contract of anchor Kathy San Gabriel

Jun 30, 2017 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED The veteran anchor and broadcast journalist who worked with the government network for 11 years is informed her contract won t be renewed only two days before it expires

Overseas work eyed for displaced workers due to new 'endo' order

Apr 01, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are expecting workers in small and medium enterprises to be displaced given the new end of contract order

NEW ORDER. DOLE secretary Silvestre Bello III signs the new department order on contracting and subcontracting on March 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Legal' contractualization still allowed in new DOLE order

Mar 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says only Congress not the Department of Labor and Employment can completely ban contractualization

NEW ORDER. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III signs the new order that sets the rules on labor contracting and subcontracting. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No 'endo' in 2017? Challenge of ending labor contractualization

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are confident about regularizing the 65 000 employees affected by the 5 5 5 scheme

ENDO. Workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition march to Mendiola in Manila on January 4, 2016 calling on the government for an end to the practice of contractualization in the labor sector. Photo by martin San Diego/Rappler

Labor groups reject DOLE's 'stricter endo' order

Dec 19, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A coalition of labor groups says the new order set to to be issued on December 28 will only benefit employers

After Day 100: How Duterte gov't can fight contractualization better

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

How far is the labor department from its target of cut contractualization by 50 this year and completely abolish it by 2017?

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Contractualization ‘backbone’ of services, OFW sectors

May 18, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Businessman Donald Dee says he cannot foresee a situation when contractualization is completely abolished in the Philippines Doing so he says would lead to unemployment

NO TO ENDO. Contractualization remains widespread in Philippine labor. File photo by AFP

Duterte to make OFW concerns among his top labor priorities

May 02, 2016 - 11:30 PM

During his Labor Day rally the Davao City mayor also reminds voters that he is the first presidential candidate to announce his stand against contractualization

AGAINST CONTRACTUALIZATION. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte addresses workers during his Labor Day rally at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

NLRC upholds ruling vs GMA: Talents are regular employees

Jan 10, 2016 - 2:07 PM

We find no compelling justification or valid reason to modify alter much less reverse the Decision sought to be reconsidered the NLRC special 4th division says

File photo by Faye Sales

Duterte on contractualization: Not for a country like PH

Nov 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM

If those who have money won t accept this then you campaign against me says Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

NO TO CONTRACTUALIZATION. Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte plans to abolish labor contractualization should he be elected  as president. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate honors ex-Sen. Ernesto Herrera: 'Today's Apolinario Mabini'

Nov 04, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Contemporaries of the late senator Ernesto Herrera heap praises on the true democrat and titan of the Philippine labor movement

CHAMPION OF THE WORKING CLASS. Senate President Franklin Drilon pays tribute to former senator and labor rights advocate Ernesto Herrera on November 4. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

UPLB students to Binay: Fulfill promises, or we oust you as president

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Jejomar Binay promise before students to support agrarian reform end labor contractualization lessen the number of OFWs amend the FOI bill and probe human rights violations

TAAS KAMAO. UPLB students expect Vice President Jejomar Binay to fulfill the promises he made during the forum on September 15. File photo by Rappler

'Prayer campaign' to raise awareness on contractual labor

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:38 PM

The prayer campaign follows recently aired grievances by members of the Talents Association of GMA about being deprived of their income for one full pay cycle

GMA employees together with family members and supporters attends mass and light candles at the Sacred Hearth Parish in Kamuning, Quezon City on June 3, 2015. Photo by Gilliano Jazul/Rappler

Why contractualization should stop

May 01, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Workers say the fight against contractualization encountered both victories and attacks in 2013