Two worker-focused departments seen as underfunded in 2023

THE Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) labor union said legislators need to increase 2023 funding for the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to ensure the availability of resources for protecting workers’ rights, welfare and social services. 

Lufthansa, pilots reach wage deal, strike called off

FRANKFURT — German airline Lufthansa and pilots’ union VC said they had reached a deal in a wage dispute, averting a second strike that had been planned for this week.

Conflict with an ex-friend who is now the boss

By Rey Elbo
When a smooth work relationship becomes difficult, you need to understand many things. Generally, Chris may want to establish boundaries in your relationship in order not to compromise his position with top management. But why can’t Chris explain the situation?

DTI says employers need to be more open to hiring K-12 program graduates

TRADE Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual said most employers are still stipulating university degrees in their hiring requirements, adding that the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) program needs to ensure that its graduates are really workforce-ready.

Australia PM focused on workplace reform as he marks 100 days in office

SYDNEY — Prime Minister (PM) Anthony Albanese said his government was focused on jobs and workplace reform as the country faces economic challenges in the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department manager or glorified clerk?

By Rey Elbo
“Management is the least efficient activity in your organization,” American strategy expert Gary Hamel wrote in his Harvard Business Review article “First, Let’s Fire All the Managers” (2011).

Higher tech content in agri demands skills upgrades

TECHNICAL SKILLS among agricultural workers need to be upgraded to make the industry future-ready and more attractive to tech-savvy younger people, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said.

Trade department urges education industry to offer degrees in less time

EDUCATIONAL institutions should work to reduce the time needed to earn degrees to push students into the workforce faster, the Department of Trade and Industry said.  

Senate bill sets out incentive scheme for companies enabling tech-voc training

A BILL seeking to better match technical and vocational (tech-voc) education and training to the needs of the job market has been filed in the Senate, granting tax deductions to companies that offer apprenticeship-style training.

Union appoints management expert to CBA panel

By Rey Elbo
There’s nothing new under the sun. Even the preceding statement is not new as it comes from Ecclesiastes 1:9, which reads: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again as there’s nothing new under the sun.” The world is round and everything will come to us in different forms and times, but the substance will remain the same.

DMW to rate recruiting agencies by compliance

THE Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said on Thursday it plans to rate employers and recruiting agencies based on their track record of compliance with labor standards and treatment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

China Bank makes employees eligible for LinkedIn upskilling

CHINA Banking Corp. (China Bank) said it has purchased licenses to use LinkedIn Learning for all its 9,800 employees, to help with their upskilling and reskilling via the professional networking platform.
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