A notice of strike was filed before the National Conciliation and Mediation Board in Bacolod City by members of the Bacolod Columbia Marketing Workers Association against the Bacolod Columbia Marketing Inc. for alleged unfair labor practice and union busting, union president Crusos Tanaman, said yesterday.
At a press conference at the Negros Press Club building, Tanaman said the management suspended 18 of its members and that later led to their termination after a commotion between them and the company security guards and the personal bodyguard and driver of Alfonso Chan Choa, owner, on Aug. 13 in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City.
PVO sees increase
in demand for meat
Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said yesterday an increase of consumption in meat, meat products, and dressed chickens is expected starting next month until December.
Daily consumption of dressed chicken is expected to increase from 50,000 kilograms to 75,000 kg starting next month until November and it will reach 125,000 kg by December, Decena said.
Consumption of pork is also projected to increase from 40 tons to 80 daily tons and beef consumption will also double from 50 tons to 100 tons, he added.
Recruiters told: Protect OFWs
Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz yesterday reminded anew recruitment agency owners who lose sight of their duty to protect domestic workers deployed overseas, a press release from DOLE said.
The obligation of a licensed recruitment agency to its hired OFWs does not end upon their deployment to the worksite. The recruitment agency has the continuous obligation to ensure protection of workers, especially domestic workers, Baldoz said.
The governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has required the highest degree of protection for our overseas household service workers, owing to the vulnerable nature of their employment, Baldoz also said.