• FFW VP for Mindanao and San Pedro Hospital Employees Union-FFW President Aida Brillante works up a patient during the FFW Medical Mission to flood-stricken CDO
  • Outgoing and incoming Labor Attaches of the Japanese Embassy discuss labor concerns with FFW leaders
  • FFW Davao welcomes young boys to manhood.
  • FFW President Sonny Matula leads SR Metals Workers Union in demanding for the reinstatement of its dismissed Union leaders
  • TIPC discusses the new Department Order addressing labor contractualization
  • Trade Union brothers from the American Center for International Labor Solidarity Center exchange thoughts with their Filipino FFW counterparts.
  • FFW Women's Network President Sonia Balgos leads the march of National Officers and women leaders of the FFW on International Women's Day
  • FFW VP for Visayas and CPU Rank and File Labor Union President Amy Campos and Deputy VP Nicnic Gerson give a courtesy call to Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog, together with other exclusive breastfeeding in the workplace advocates.

     
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Church to celebrate mass with workers, laity on Labor Day

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.

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Manila is now the world’s second biggest outsourcing destination after Bangalore, India (Photo/magellan-solutions.com)

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.’

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Promoting pure, nutritious mother’s milk for babiesNews Release
March 22, 2014

Naga joins nationwide Social Media campaign to promote exclusive breast feeding in the work place

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.

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Hildegarde AwardDOLE, 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

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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.

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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).

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International trade union solidarity: Workers of the world help fellow workers in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

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.

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Labor group calls for ceasefire in Zambo

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.

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childrenSt. Scho stops and shoots against child labor

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.

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Session II: Increasing outreach of social protection through better and decentralized social protection services

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INTERVENTION OF THE PHILIPPINE WORKER DELEGATE TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPLICATION OF STANDARDS IN THE CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA

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FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION NEEDS A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT IN BANGLADESH AND ELSEWHERE

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FFW 2013 Labor Day Manifesto

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Disgruntled workers to show dismay at Mendiola on Labor Day
May 1, 2013

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.

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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.

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FFW backs PNoy on peace talks with NDF, urges adoption of national industrialization plan to promote decent work

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).

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Message of the FFW President in 2013

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.

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