) KMU, which Duterte accused last year of being in league with communist rebels, responded on the same day that"the upsurge of workers' strikes these past months are results of Duterte's failure to end contractualization, refusal to address the rising prices of commodities by implementing a significant wage hike, and of the government's fascist attacks against trade union and human rights." RELATED:Labor groups to mark National Heroes' Day with massive rally Notices of Strike
up in first half of 2018
During the same period last year, the DOLE-NCMB recorded a total of 13 labor strikes and 126 Notices of Strike
It regretted that several pending trade disputes, notices of strike
and picketing of science ministry, had failed to prod the ministry to adopt a humane approach to harmonious labour relations.
Banks have been informed by Indian Banks' Association (IBA) that members of All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Officers Association (AIBOA) have served notices of strike
on IBA for December 27 in all banks on certain issues.
A total of 178 Notices of Strike
were filed at the NCMB in August, which is 17.41 percent higher compared to the 147 cases in the same period in 2017.
Among those that filed notices of strike are two groups of workers related to PLDT: the Gabay ng Unyon sa Telekomunikasyon ng mga Superbisor-PLDT and PLDT Organization of Workers and Employees for Rights.
The number of notices of strikes in the same period, in contrast, showed a declining trend with 194 (2015), 175 (2016) and 150 (2017).
The number of notices of strikes (NOS) is also expected to exceed last year's.
However, NCMB noted, the number of notices of strike
grew from 96 from 112 last year.
Notices of strikes
also went up during the first five months of the year to 129, from 113 in the same period last year.
'Notices of strikes
and actual strikes are on the rise, especially in the last several months,' Magtubo said in a statement.