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Auto workers' strike batters General Motors shares

Sep 17, 2019 - 7:26 AM

Workers from 31 plants opt to walk out after talks between the company and the United Auto Workers Union hit an impasse

FLINT, MI - SEPTEMBER 16: United Auto Workers (UAW) members picket at a gate at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on September 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan. Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike after their contract expired and the two parties could not come to an agreement. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP BILL PUGLIANO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Ateneo, workers union reach agreement on wages, benefits

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The Ateneo Employees and Workers Union lifts its two-day-old strike after agreeing on merit wage increases and non-wage benefits

AGREEMENT. Ateneo management and Ateneo Employees and Workers Union reached an agreement on the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement on Friday, February 23, 2018. Photo from Ateneo de Manila University website

Ateneo employees stage protest to demand higher wages

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Employees and Workers Union argues that the school has enough funds to provide 'reasonable increases' in their wages and benefits

STRIKE. Employees of Ateneo de Manila University staged a protest outside the school grounds to push for better wages and benefits in their collective bargaining agreement. Photo by Micah Rimando/Matanglawin Ateneo

SC affirms ruling vs P8.5-B back pay for Napocor employees

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Supreme Court says the National Power Corporation employees failed to raise new issues that could convince it to reverse its ruling

NEXT SC JUSTICE. The JBC holds interviews to screen applicants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

#NotOnMyWatch: Why some drivers pay bribes to get a license

Nov 16, 2016 - 11:30 AM

With many prospective applicants lacking in education – and failing the driver s exams – many resort to bribery to get the license that can let them drive for a living

THE RIGHT PROCESS. NCTU-Cebu president Allan Tapia says many applicants pay bribes because they didn't finish school and have a smaller chance at passing the driver's exam. File photo from LTO

#NotOnMyWatch Cebu: Improper use of time, money is corruption

Oct 14, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Local leaders and public officials ask Cebuanos to be more proactive in fighting corruption

#NOTONMYWATCH. Rappler went to University of Southern Philippines Foundation in Cebu City as part of the #NotOnMyWatch caravan. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

'Go to hell Philippines': Indonesian workers ask Duterte to act on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings

Jul 14, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Frustrated workers hold rally in front of the Philippine embassy decrying what they perceive as a lack of action from the Philippine government regarding the Abu Sayyaf

'GO TO HELL.' Protesters express their frustration over Abu Sayyaf kidnappings. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Fears abound in Orthopedic Center's privatization

Mar 20, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Will indigents still be able to afford services of the Philippine Orthopedic Center once it is privatized?

MORE SUPPORT. Patients are wary that POC's free services will cease once the hospital is privitized.

Holcim strike averted after settlement – DOLE

Nov 27, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Management and unions settle the dispute through mediation by the labor department

Former Australia PM Gillard probed on slush fund

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Gillard has long been dogged by her actions in helping create the fund set up by her former boyfriend Australian Workers Union official Bruce Wilson

Australia's former prime minister Julia Gillard poses for photographs prior to a televised interview at the Sydney Opera House on September 30, 2013. Saeed Khan/AFP

Strike call in Turkey as mine blast toll rises to 282

May 15, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks to downplay the seriousness of the accident by citing mining disasters from the 19th century

DEMONSTRATION. Turkish riot police use water cannons to disperse protestors as they clash at a demonstration for the victims of the Soma mine explosion, in Istanbul, May 14, 2014. Erdem Sahin/EPA

Qantas unable to justify 5,000 job losses - unions

Feb 28, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Dave Oliver said Qantas explanation for why the company needs to cut 5 000 jobs was insufficient

Photo courtesy of Qantas

Former union chief elected new Australian Labor leader

Oct 13, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Shorten an ambitious former head of the Australian Workers Union beat ex deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese in a month long leadership race

NEW LABOR LEADER. Bill Shorten of Labor party leaves after Caucus meeting at the Parliament House in Canberra on September 13, 2013. AFP / Saeed Khan

PNP crosses picket

Jul 21, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Labor dispute grows violent no end in sight

PNP crosses picket

Tan leaving PAL, blames workers

Jul 20, 2013 - 11:09 PM

The PAL Employees Association Palea however welcomes the tycoon s impending departure suggesting that the flag carrier is better off without him

LUCIO TAN. The tycoon is selling his  stake in the Philippine Airlines (PAL) to local and foreign investors. File photo by AFP