TUCP Calls on the Government to Establish Multisectoral Pricewatch Group to Protect Consumers

PRESS RELEASE   January 8, 2018   Contact: Vicente Camilon Jr. Assistant General Secretary and Spokesperson Tel: 9223199 Mobile: 09771968517     TUCP CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH MULTISECTORAL PRICEWATCH GROUP TO PROTECT CONSUMERS   The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) urges the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to create a multisectoral…

TUCP Calls for investigation of SSS Controversy

Workers Recommend Major Reforms and Stepped-up Collection Efforts Rather than Increase in Contributions The ongoing dispute between SSS Commissioner Jose Gabriel La Viña and four SSS officers raises alarm bells of the worker’s Fund being milked and used with all the talk about insider use of SSS information in stock market placement for personal enrichment. It…

TUCP calls on the government to reign on inflation; pushes for substantial wage increase and state interventions to address increasing inequality

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) calls on the government to address the increasing prices of basic goods like rice which directly affect the poor and even the lower middle class. In August 2017, inflation rate was at 3.1%. On top of increasing costs of staple foods, the prices of diesel and gasoline went…

TUCP and PGEA Calls for the Immediate Senate Ratification of ILO Convention 151 to Benefit Government Workers

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Philippine Government Employees Association (PGEA) lauds President Duterte for formally endorsing to the Senate the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 151 (ILC 151) which recognizes the right of those employed in the public sector to form unions or associations and to collectively bargain with the government…

“DO 174 CONTRARY TO PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S COMMITMENT TO END CONTRACTUALIZATION; NOTHING NEW, REGULATION WILL PERPETUATE CONTRACTUALIZATION AND POVERTY” – TUCP

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) expresses its utter disappointment with the Department Order (DO) 174 issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that replaced DO 18-A which regulates contracting and subcontracting in the country.  Trumpeted by the DOLE as the DO that will end contractualization, it essentially repeats the already long…

“TUCP calls on President Duterte to ensure inclusive development; appeals to Filipino tycoons to make sacrifices also, not only the workers”

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) calls on President Duterte to ensure that inclusive development will really happen during his six-year term as many Filipino workers remain poor despite robust economic growth.  The national labor center made this statement after the President met with Filipino tycoons that included Manuel Pangilinan, Hans Sy, Tony Tan…

“A LABOR PERSPECTIVE ON THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION”

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) welcomes the positive transformations that were brought about by the leadership of President Rodrigo R. Duterte since June 30, 2016 particularly on the peace and order situation. However, Filipino workers are still waiting for more decisive initiatives and substantial changes at the industrial front, most specially on the…

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