Hundreds of workers under different unions appealed to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to abolish contractualization by creating and endorsing a new security of tenure bill on October 22.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), together with its Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) awarded the business and resource management abilities of eight micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the 2019 Productivity Olympics.
Representatives Horacio P. Suansing and Estrellita B. Suansing filed House Bill (HB) No. 1092 which requires provinces and cities to establish a Persons with Disability Employment Facilitation Office (PWDEFO). This facility will serve as a recruitment hub and training place for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) remains confident in the employment situation of the country after the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) latest estimates from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) for July 2019 reveals positive improvements.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) assured the public with the immediate creation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Service Charge Law for workers in hotel, restaurants, and other similar establishments.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) aims to place multiskilled construction workers in a talent pool from the construction industry in the Philippines to resolve the shortage of talent in the sector. The labor agency plans to encourage existing construction workers to learn additional skill sets related to their industry and maximize their employment in any construction projects.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released its latest guidelines for the application of Unemployment Insurance Certifications for involuntarily displaced employees.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III renewed the Philippine government and their commitment to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) by protecting their rights and promoting their economic empowerment. The labor agency also hosts programs that can assist PWDs in securing employment opportunities.
Senators started filing their priority bills last July 1, 2019, before the formal opening of the 18th Congress at the House of Representatives on July 22. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was the first to file, with the 14th Month Pay bill being the highlight of the advanced filing of priority bills.
A total of 24 distressed female Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) received livelihood starter kits with hair and makeup products and Skills Training from a local hair salon under the “Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay” Program of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO).