Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz Saturday said in a DOLE press release that the defeat at the US Senate of US House Resolution 3696, known as the “United States Call Center Worker and Protection Act” is a welcome development for the country.
The bill prohibits American companies from setting up call centers in foreign countries, including the Philippines.
“While we have been vigilant and proactive in implementing measures that could mitigate the impact of the legislative proposal had it been pushed into a law, the US Senate decision is very much welcomed news,” Baldoz said
New labor group vows
support for workers
The General Alliance of Workers' Assemblies issued a statement of support for the officers and members of Bacolod Coca-Cola Sales Force Union and the New and Independent Workers' Organization, during the launching of the movement Saturday in Bacolod City.
The group said they believe it is their moral and sacred duty to support and protect the interests of all workers, especially their member organizations and that they will not hesitate to mobilize their forces to answer the call for solidarity, when other workers need help.
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board representative Wennie Sancho said that GAWA, a trade union-social movement, is the umbrella organization of all workers in the public, private and informal sectors, whether organized or unorganized, regular or contractual.
PPA submits ‘draft EO'
on port to Bacolod SP
The manager of the Philippine Ports Authority-Pulupandan Port Management Office furnished the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod a draft of the Executive Order of the Office of President Benigno Aquino III involving its request for the approval of a Port Zone Delineation needed for the establishment of a public port in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City.
PPA-PMO manager Enrique Puentebaja attached the unsigned Executive Order in his letter to Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson.
Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government however, said the draft is not valid and has no effect at all, having no legal standing.