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New wage hike takes effect on Dec. 7

November 23, 2012


SOME Christmas cheer is coming for private sector workers in Central Visayas as the P22 minimum wage increase takes effect on on Dec. 7, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) said yesterday. DOLE Regional Director Ma. Gloria Tango said Wage Order No. VII-17 containing the P22 minimum wage increase was published […]

Labor dept declares 2 Cebu brgys as child labor free

July 16, 2012


TWO Cebu barangays have been included in the labor department’s list of child labor free barangays in the country. Barangay Adlaon, an upland barangay in Cebu City and barangay Kayang in Bogo have been declared by the Dept. of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as child labor-free. Dole has drawn up an initial list of 80 […]

Buses to give fixed wages to drivers, conductors

July 4, 2012


MINI-BUS operators in Cebu expressed support for a directive of the Department of Labor and Employment requiring a fixed salary for drivers and conductors set at the minimum wage. Starting July 30, buses and mini-buses have to secure a compliance certificate from DOLE on the agency’s recent wage order before a franchise is renewed. Regional […]

65-year-old returns to Kuwait, hopes to retire in 2016

May 20, 2012


BY the time his story sees print, he is now back in the desert. Yes, 65-year-old Leomidas C. Zafra is not about to hand over his desert jersey yet, not after experiencing two wars and certainly past the 65-year-old mandatory retirement for workers here in the Philippines. A Mining Engineering graduate of the University of […]

Labor Day fun runs, job fairs, rallies in Cebu

May 1, 2012


RALLIES, fun runs and job fairs mark today’s observance of Labor Day in Cebu. Separate rallies will be held by two labor coalitions to air their demands for a wage increase. A coalition of 21 labor groups called Nagkaisa (United) kicks off their march rally at the Associated Labor Unions (ALU) office in Pier 1, […]

Wage order to affect small businesses, trader warns

October 3, 2011


THE P20 minimum wage increase that took effect last month will hit small and medium businesses the hardest, a Cebuano business leader warned yesterday. Samuel Chioson, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president, said businesses like single owner or family type businesses like Internet cafes and eateries may be forced to lay off workers […]