Labor groups give nod to "pro-labor" Bong Revilla
Labor groups conducting a study called “Know Your Candidates” lauded Sen. Bong Revilla for fostering the development, rights and welfare of workers in the country.
According to a matrix released by Defend Jobs Philippines, Revilla has “favorable stands” on key issues concerning the labor sector.
These include ending contractualization, wage increase, benefits, occupational health and safety, right to organization, trade union repression, child labor, labor export policy and migration, and poverty alleviation.
These key issues were identified by the organization in their #LaborVote2019 campaign, in a consolidated effort to unite the labor force in electing candidates who will pursue their causes.
“Proud po tayo na nakita ng Defend Jobs Philippines ang tuloy-tuloy nating pagsulong sa karapatan at kapakanan ng mga manggagawa,” Revilla said.
“Malinaw po yan sa ating track-record at isinusulong na plataporma. Matibay ang ating paninindigan para sa sektor ng paggawa,” Revilla added.
As a pro-labor senator, Revilla has always been a staunch supporter of Filipino workers and has authored, sponsored and co-sponsored bills that were passed into law which continue to benefit them to this day.
In his previous terms, Revilla filed Senate Bill No. 1981, seeking to implement a legislated P125-daily-across-the-board wage hike, and Senate Bill No. 2928 which aims to provide an additional P 6,000 increase in the monthly Minimum Pay for employees and workers in public sectors. He also filed Senate Bill No. 1025, which rationalizes the administration and enforcement of all laws on health safety. This was eventually passed into law as R.A. 11058, or an Act strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health standards.
Once re-elected, one of his top priorities is to file a bill increasing the salary of teachers, nurses, barangay officials and employees, and blue-collared workers, among others.