Compressed work week: misguided policy for workers amidst fuel crisis

March 18, 2022

The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development or IOHSAD calls on the government to directly address the reasons for the continuous oil price hikes instead of pushing for the implementation of a compressed work week that can be detrimental to workers’ health and safety. This work scheme passes the burden of surviving this crisis […]

Scrap IATF Resolution 148-B! Panawagan ng mga Manggagawa: Bakuna, Trabaho, Ayuda at Serbisyo para sa Lahat!

November 19, 2021

The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development condemns the Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution 148-B [1] and demands for its revocation. Its provisions not only threaten jobs, but also make it almost impossible for people to carry out with their daily lives. Requiring mandatory vaccination without clear guidelines on determining adequacy of vaccine supply, on […]

Comprehensive Covid-19 response, not militarist lockdowns

August 1, 2021

Free, expansive, and timely testing. The government is far from reaching its testing capacity target of 100,000 tests per day with an average of 30,000-50,000 tests daily [1]. It even condones putting price caps on antigen tests and is unable to lessen the cost of RT-PCR tests in private laboratories [2-3]. With companies having different […]

Workers’ Covid-19 Vaccine Demands

July 2, 2021

WORKERS’ COVID-19 VACCINE DEMANDS Free vaccinations for all workers! According to the Department of Labor and Employment Labor Advisory No. 03 Series of 2021 o Guidelines on the Administration of Covid-19 Vaccines in the Workplace, “No cost of vaccination in the workplace shall be charged against or passed on, directly or indirectly, to the employees.” […]

Remembrance and Resistance: Struggle for Health, Safety, Livelihood and Rights! (International Workers’ Memorial Day 2021 )

April 28, 2021

After more than a year of the longest lockdown in the world, Covid-19 cases in the Philippines continue to rise, peaking at 15,000 in just one day. The socio-economic conditions continue to worsen, while the country’s already weak healthcare system has completely broken down. As we near April 28 International Workers’ Memorial Day and May […]

Southern Tagalog massacre abominable — labor safety NGO

March 12, 2021

The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development  (IOHSAD) condemns the massacre of nine activists, the arrest of four more, and the raids of their households. These are further proof of the blatant disregard of Filipinos’ right to life and to live in freedom and in safety under the Duterte government. Everyone has the right […]