The Kilusang Mayo Uno Negros called on the management of Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital to reinstate its terminated employees and pay all their benefits as mandated by law, a KMU press release said.
Ronald Ian Evidente of KMU said they are in solidarity with the hospital workers’ union in demanding their return to work and that their replacement of regular workers with contractual employees will not justify their redundancy but a clear violation of workers’ freedom of association and right to security of tenure.
Thirty-one employees of the hospital have been terminated by the hospital management. Those affected were 14 janitors and 17 medical orderlies that include seven officers of the union, the KMU said.
OPA to conduct
hybrid corn study
The research development and extension of the Negros Occidental Provincial Agriculturist Office will start planting hybrid corn varieties on a rice-based area to determine the adaptability of corn varieties affected by different cultural management strategies in a rice-based farming village.
Armando Abaño, OPA corn specialist, said yesterday that the verification will be conducted in Brgy, Talakagay, Hinoba-an with 20 participating farmers. The research will be conducted by the Negros State College of Agriculture, Hinoba-an campus, Abaño said.
40 solo parents
get trade help
The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI extended financial assistance to 40 solo parents in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, by way of seed capital to jumpstart their chosen micro-enterprise, a DSWD press release said.
DSWD6 Regional Director Minda Brigoli led the turning over of the check for P186,000 to the Tanging Ina SEA-K and the Quindecillion SEA-K.
These associations were organized under the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran Project of the department.