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Workers' Digest
Special Issue
May 2010

May 1 demands: Stop layoffs and contractualization

The call to stop mass layoffs and labor contractualization rang loud and clear in protests on Labor Day in the Philippines. The demand to reform the wage fixing system and abolish the wage boards were also highlighted in the protest activity dubbed “Motorcade for Regular Jobs and Wage Increase” by the Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party - Philippines].

“Can the 3,000 Philippine Airlines (PAL) employees to be retrenched on May 31 find work in the Labor Day job fairs of the government? If ever they do, they will probably end up as contractual workers, which is their same fate in the spun off companies to be created by Lucio Tan, PAL’s owner and one of the richest Filipinos. Regular jobs are being destroyed and replaced by contractual work in which wages are cheaper, benefits are fewer and security of tenure is abolished,” declared Renato Magtubo, PM chairperson.

The May 1 motorcade converged by 7:00 a.m. at the PAL In Flight Center along Airport Road in Paranaque. A program was held in which Gerry Rivera, PAL Employees Association (PALEA) president and PM vice-chairperson, was the main speaker. The motorcade then proceeded to Mendiola [near the residence of the Philippine May 1 demands: Stop layoffs and contractualization President] for a joint program with other labor groups by 10:00 a.m.

Rivera criticized the Department of Labor and Employment for assuming jurisdiction (AJ) of the labor dispute in PAL when PALEA has not even held a strike vote and has not yet discussed holding a strike. The AJ order was dated April 23, 2010 and stopped PALEA from continuing with the protest motorcades that had mobilized hundreds of workers last week.

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