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P21 wage hike expected to take effect October

By Mario M. Banzon THE NATIONAL Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) on Monday, Sept. 18, unanimously approved Wage Order No. NCR-21 granting workers in the...

Australia employment growth outpaces US

AUSTRALIAN employment growth is now outpacing the US after hiring surged more than twice as much as expected in August. The jobless rate Down...

Diversity sounds great until companies are asked to show it

A MAJORITY of big companies say gender and racial diversity are key factors in picking a new director. Fewer than half are willing to...

July sees more jobless Filipinos

By Christine J. S. Castañeda Researcher UNEMPLOYMENT worsened in July, even as the same month saw a marked reduction in the ranks of those wanting more...

July unemployment rate up 5.6%

UNEMPLOYMENT rose in July, the government reported Tuesday morning. Results of the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed...

‘Endo’ sticks out to business as LEDAC tackles priority bills

AS THE Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) holds its third meeting this month to agree on legislative priorities of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration,...

Labor group slams delay in wage hike petitions

By Mario M. Banzon A LABOR alliance is taking government to task as well as the employers represented in the wage board for delaying a...

Senate 4-day workweek bill to be filed today

The Senate is following the lead of the House of Representatives, which approved last week House Bill 6152, which seeks to increase working hours...

Ball in Senate after House OK’s 4-day workweek

THE CHAIRMAN of the Senate Committee Chair on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development said on Sunday, Aug. 27, he expects his chamber to...

Wage hikes in China bring some jobs and factories back to...

WHILE there is no end in sight to off-shoring by Japanese companies, signs are emerging that surging wages in China are encouraging at least some...