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Labor groups alarmed by growing anti-worker position of nat’l leaders

Monday, July 2, 2012

Labor groups expressed alarm at the growing anti-labor position of many of the country’s national leaders.
The labor sector is the most abused sector in the Philippine economic equation, bowing to the influences of money sources or investors, the object of government’s wooing and cajoling, offering them everything, from tax holidays to guarantees against labor unrest, labor leaders said.

In contrast, the labor sector had been at the receiving end of government neglect in terms of just pay to security of stay in the job, they added.

How the country’s national leaders view labor is better understood at the ongoing controversy in the award of bus franchises to a group of bus operators, they said.

An issue that labor is getting its just share from assets left by a bankrupt company has now become an issue of corruption that will lead to over 2,000 workers being deprived of the fruits of an award issued by the correct courts and affirmed by the Supreme Court (SC)..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/980-labor-groups-alarmed-by-growing-anti-worker-position-of-nat%E2%80%99l-leaders

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