Labor group to hold “Job fair” in QC 30,000 jobs up for grabs
No rumor on this one…
I must admit this item below from the TUCP which came out with a press release is osmething that may lessen tension on Labor Day; which aftrall is suppoeed to be workers day.
I condensed the report – it's a different look for the group and something that may change the strategy of others who are fast learning protests and rallies have "lost some appeal" to many workers and the middle class.
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines will not hold workers' rallies on Labor Day they have put up a "job fair at the Quezon City Hall" 30,000 jobs both local and abroad.
" The job fair, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is hosting employers in need of personnel as well as government agencies that applicants seek to facilitate employment like the National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, PAGIBIG Fund and the National Statistics Office." ABS-CBNNews.com reports.
The TUCP has a 10-Point Labor Agenda it will send to President Arroyo and members of Congress that contain it demands from "Labor groups".
The TUCP's demands include " Employment generation, P75 across-the-board wage increase, immediate passage of tax exemption bills; creation of a workers' bank, universal coverage of medical insurance to include fisherfolk and farmers, expeditious resolution of labor cases pending in government agencies and an investigation into the deaths of labor leaders."
"The TUCP will also ask the President for the suspension of the value-added tax on petroleum products due to the world oil crisis."
The Press release they issued is here:
The “Trabaho Muna!: Jobs and Livelihood Fair” jointly sponsored by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) with the assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII)and the Quezon City Government will formally start on May 1, 2006 with simple opening rites.
The jobs fair will offer some 30,000 local and foreign jobs to applicants with 100 local and 50 foreign employers participating.
Other services will also be available such as: business counseling; legal and welfare assistance; pre-employment documents processing; family planning, reproductive health and medical services; and NFA rolling stores.
Expected to address the program are Secretary Patricia Sto Tomas, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista and TUCP Vice President Zoilo dela Cruz, Jr.