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Top labor exporter PH may use foreign workers to plug shortfall

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines, one of the world’s top labor-exporting nations, is suffering shortages in more than one hundred occupations and is considering proposals to hire skilled foreign workers, officials said Thursday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino: There are jobs but no applicants

President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

Hounded by criticism that economic growth has not resulted in jobs, President Aquino said on Tuesday that jobs have always been available, but that job applicants have not been able to provide the skills required for employment.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL posted net loss of $33M in Oct-Dec


Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) continued to lose money in the third quarter of its fiscal year, as it struggled with disruptions in operations due to labor issues, exacerbated by the continued rise in fuel prices.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Management change may solve labor row, says PAL union

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The ground crew union of Philippine Airlines on Thursday welcomed the possibility of a change in ownership at the flag carrier, saying this might finally put an end to the labor dispute at PAL.

Posted: December 30th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Baldoz defends government’s outsourcing policy at Kyoto meet

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Wednesday defended the government’s policy on outsourcing at the International Labor Organization regional meeting being held here after an ILO delegate questioned the government’s handling of the labor dispute at Philippine Airlines (PAL).

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Hire for long term, ILO exec urges companies


Think long term. Companies that want to be successful in the long run should invest in their workers and not just hire contractuals for short-term profit, an International Labor Organization (ILO) expert said Wednesday.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Compensation per employee up in Q2 2011 as jobs decline


Compensation per employee increased across industries in the second quarter of 2011 even as the companies’ growth slowed and employment declined, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) official said.

Posted: November 14th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL hits back at ex-employees’ ‘wild accusations’


Flag carrier Philippine Air Lines (PAL) hit back, on Monday, against its former employees for “hastily laying the blame on the airline management” for last Saturday’s confrontation at the PAL Inflight Center (IFC) in Pasay City.

Posted: October 31st, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL urges protesters not to block NAIA offices


MANILA, Philippines—Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has called on its retrenched employees to keep their protests peaceful and to refrain from hampering the airline’s operations. The PAL statement asserts that while protests have been allowed, protesters encamped at the parking lot in front of its Inflight Center near Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2  [...]

Posted: October 20th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL starts paying retrenched workers


National flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has released the P2.6 billion in retirement benefits to be paid to its former workers that were retrenched in a controversial spinoff/outsourcing program last month.

Posted: October 14th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Businessmen back SC on recall of PAL decision


MANILA, Philippines—One of the country’s largest business groups backed, on Wednesday, the decision of the Supreme Court to recall its supposedly final ruling on the termination of 1,400 flight attendants of Philippine Airlines in 1998. In a statement, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCI) president Francis Chua said the high tribunal “displayed extraordinary [...]

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Review of outsourcing issue


The walkout by members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (Palea) from their jobs last week at the height of typhoon “Pedring” may be considered an act of desperation. The striking employees were on the verge of losing their employment with PAL. Effective October 1, their work will be outsourced to companies that pay less [...]

Posted: October 10th, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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