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Estrada seeks cuts to labor chief’s power over disputes 06/04/2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Estrada seeks cuts to labor chief’s power over disputes

06/04/2012
Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has sponsored a measure which seeks to establish a clearcut policy and guidelines on the power of the secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to assume jurisdiction over labor disputes, which he felt has often been “indiscriminately used and abusively expanded.”

In his sponsorship speech for committee report 158, Estrada, chairman of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human-resource development, noted that the Constitution guarantees the right of all workers to self-organization, collective bargaining and peaceful concerted activities, including the right to strike in accordance with law but gives the DoLE secretary powers to automatically prohibit imminent strikes or lockouts and order employees to return to work or face dismissal from employment..... MORE

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