Catholic Bishops, instituting a new tradition, will celebrate Holy Mass with workers, farmers and fisherfolks on Labor Day at the historic Church of Quiapo, whose regular churchgoers are composed mainly of toiling masses.
Philippines: A Magna Carta for Call Centre Workers
By Estrella Torres
Posted by ffw.org.ph
The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines is a key driver of growth with US$15.5 billion in revenues last year, but the high attrition rate of workers at 30 per cent annually paints a grim picture of the so-called ‘sunshine industry.’
Promoting pure, nutritious mother’s milk for babies just got a big boost with the launching of a nationwide social media campaign to push for exclusive breast feeding in the work place.
DOLE, ILO, and FFW receive St. Scho's Hildegarde Award for Batang Malaya
Date Posted: March 10th, 2014 06:27 AM
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, who, last year cited as "trailblazing" the memorandum of agreement between the DOLE's Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns and the St. Scholastica's College on eliminating the child labor menace, particularly its worst forms, yesterday received the prestigious Hildegarde Award for Outstanding Achievement in Development Communication
Organizing BPO workers
12 Jan 2014
Written by The BusinessMirror Editorial
Posted by ffw.org.ph
THE Federation of Free Workers (FFW) has expressed support for Sen. Miriam Defensor- Santiago’s proposal to pass a “Magna Carta for Call-Center Workers” to allow them to organize unions and push for safe and healthy work conditions amid long hours spent at work.
Cash-for-Work should pay workers at least the minimum wage
November 29, 2013
"The cash-for-work program of the government being implemented in Tacloban and other areas affected by supertyphoon Yolanda, should pay workers at least the minimum wage in the region," said Atty. Sonny Matula, president of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW).
The international trade union movement has contributed to the relief and rebuilding efforts for Typhoon Yolanda victims, particularly workers in the Philippines and their families.
Labor group Federation of Free Workers (FFW) has called for a ceasefire in Zamboanga as troops of the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) continued exchanging gunfire.
Some 50 snap shots of batang malaya by St. Scholastica's College (SSC) college students are now on exhibit. It is part of the culminating activity of the "Stop and Shoot Anti-Child Labor Photo Competition" that began as the schoolyear started last month.
Unable to hear what they wanted the President to say, labor groups from the largest alliance of workers in the Philippines, Nagkaisa! will troop to Mendiola to demand for higher wages, security of tenure and an end to harassment of union leaders on Labor Day.
Trade union leader of FFW gets detained prior to Labor Day
April 27, 2013
Barely a week before Labor Day, police forces arrest a trade union leader of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) in Malayan Towage and Salvage Corporation in Batangas City. It was late in the afternoon of Friday, April 26 when the courts were already closed for posting a bail.
Labor group Federation of Free Workers (FFW) welcomes President Benigno Aquino III's "resolve to move the peace process forward" with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
Our warmest greetings to all FFW members and friends:
With more vigor, passion and enthusiasm, FFW welcomes the challenging year of 2013! This year, we will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio (born in 1863), the great organizer of the Katipunan whose membership came mostly from the ranks of workers.