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August 18, 2018 7:30 AM Filipino 'prosumers' want brands to tackle social issues – study

A new type of Filipino consumer that is socially aware is on the rise, and businesses have to keep up with them to stay relevant MANILA, Philippines– Calls to boycott brands engaging in unfair labor practices and the growing popularity of environment-friendly items are just some of the latest trends in business, according to a study, and brands have to adapt 4

August 15, 2018 6:49 AM DOLE studying 'feasibility' of 14th month pay for private sector

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said it will look into the feasibility of the proposed 14th month pay to workers in the private sector. The agency still has to study the proposal, Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a statement, citing the need to maintain the "beneficial social partnership" between workers 7

August 8, 2018 10:25 AM German pilots join Friday’s strike at budget airline Ryanair

FRANKFURT, Germany — A German pilots union is joining Friday’s strike against Ryanair along with colleagues from Ireland, Sweden and Belgium at the peak of the vacation travel season. The Vereinigung Cockpit union said it was calling on pilots to halt work for 24 hours, from 3:01 a.m. Friday to 2:59 a.m. Saturday. Pilot representatives said at a news conference 7

August 5, 2018 7:07 AM 97 Myanmar migrant workers with fake visas detained in Thailand

NAYPYITAW — Approximately 100 Myanmar migrant workers have been found holding fake visas in Thailand, said Labor Attaché San Maung Oo of Myanmar embassy to Thailand. Ninety-seven Myanmar migrant workers were found holding fake visas in Thailand while Thai immigration service personnel were making checks on them during June and July. Thai authorities 7

August 1, 2018 5:51 AM Bello: Kadamay, not NutriAsia workers, to blame for violent dispersal

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. (File photo from GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is putting the blame on members of militant group Kadamay, not NutriAsia workers, over the violent dispersal of a picket in Marilao, Bulacan. In an ambush interview at Malacañang on Wednesday, Bello said there was already 7

July 30, 2018 11:16 PM Number of US newspaper newsroom employees down sharply – survey

WASHINGTON, United States – The number of employees in US newspaper newsrooms has declined by 45 percent over the past decade, according to a survey published on Monday. US newspaper newsroom employees fell from 71,000 in 2008 to 39,000 in 2017, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures cited by the Pew Research Center. The decline in the number 8

July 28, 2018 11:17 PM Poland may take Filipino workers – minister

WARSAW, Poland – Poland, whose right-wing government opposes taking in migrants, may have to look to Filipino workers to cover a growing labor shortage hurting the economy, a senior official said Saturday. “We are on course to conclude an agreement. I hope that in the autumn we will be able to at least sign a preliminary accord” with the Philippine authorities 6

July 27, 2018 1:45 PM 1,000 trabaho naghihintay sa healthcare job fair

Mahigit na isang libong job vacancy ang naghihintay para sa mga Pinoy na lisensiyadong nurse sa ikalawang Healthcare Event Philippines job fair na gaganapin mula Hulyo 28-29 sa Pasay City. Nasa 30 ang lahat ng kalahok na employers mula sa iba't ibang bansa na naghahanap ng mga healthcare professionals, kasama ang mga nurse. Ayon sa Healthcare Event Philippines 7

July 23, 2018 7:50 AM Labor groups march to Commonwealth Avenue

Labor groups have started moving from the University of the Philippines (UP) to Commonwealth Avenue, to stage their protest actions as President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Members of labor unions of private companies such as NutriAsia, Jollibee Foods Corporation, and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company 7

July 19, 2018 2:04 PM Zubiri releases highlights of Bangsamoro Organic Law

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday released the highlights of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) or the Bangsamoro Organic Law. On Wednesday night, the bicameral conference committee approved the reconciled version of the proposed measure that will create the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region 6