After the Kentex fire incident, three joint assessment teams assured the Department of Labor and Employment that 1,045 establishments covering 14,697 workers pose no risk to workers’ lives and that the said establishments have indicated their willingness to correct their deficiencies.
Responding to the claims filed against Kentex, the DOLE issued a compliance order, stating that the factory pay 57 workers an aggregate amount of P1.4M in money claims.
Siargao is now the fifth in the country to join the league of tourist destinations that had been declared labor laws-compliant.
The Regional Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of Region 10 has approved a wage order mandating a P12 daily wage increase for all private sector minimum wage earners in the Northern Mindanao, which will take effect on July 3.
Secretary Baldoz reports that there are a total of 232 registered OFWs. Out of this, 134 have been repatriated. The four-month amnesty, which is in effect until July 15, 2015, is in force in order to regulate the presence of foreign workers in Oman. DOLE urges unregistered OFWs to avail of this amnesty.
While there are no Filipinos suspected of carrying MERS-CoV, strict precautions are being taken among OFWs in South Korea in order to prevent the spread of infection.
The public is encouraged to actively support the conduct of 2015 Census of Population which is slated to start on August 1, and to cooperate in the nationwide celebration of August as National Census Month.
One of the country’s biggest tuna fish corporation expands operation and in compliance with labor standards, spends P15 million in non-cash benefits for its over 6,000 workers.
More than 131,000 jobs will be available for job seekers in at least 10 regions in the country as the DOLE regional offices mount their respective 2015 Kalayaan Day Job Fairs on Friday.
The public is encouraged to attend the free concert promoting the eradication of child labor this June 12, 2015 to be held at the Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium.