The Philippine Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Workers Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-International Trade Union Confederation, which represents the rank and file employees of the Vallacar Transit Inc. is confident that Associated Labor Union-TUCP cannot sit as the new union for the employees even if they will hold the election tomorrow, the group said yesterday.
PACIWU-TUCP-ITUC national president and lawyer Zoilo de la Cruz issued the statement at a press conference at the Negros Press Club building in Bacolod City.
De la Cruz said they already have a pending petition for certiorari before the Court of Appeals in Cebu because the orders that were issued directing the election are all contrary to laws.
against pay hike plan
Labor groups will continue to oppose the approval of the two-tier policy wage system being proposed by the government saying it will only limit the flexibility of wage determination, Hernane Braza, labor representative, said yesterday.
Braza said the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in the Western Visayas will meet today to take up all wage issues and the two-tier policy might be on the agenda.
He said if this system is approved, workers cannot demand pay hikes according to their needs because the inflation rate will be based on the poverty threshold of the region.
‘Over P8.5 million
allotted for SPES’
The Department of Labor and Employment in Negros Occidental has allocated P8,596,000 for the Special Program for the Employment of Students for 2013, Ma. Victoria Mondragon, DOLE provincial director, said yesterday.
Mondragon said they will have a pledging session today at the Sugar Workers Development Center with 60 partner-employers from the local government units, private establishments, and private and public schools in Negros.
DOLE has 20 partner-LGUs, 23 private establishments, and 17 public and private schools that are expected to employ about 4,000 students, she said.