The Nagkaisa Labor Coalition slams the act of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in killing sources of workers' livelihood in the country. In time of COVID 19 pandemic which also known as the worst crisis in the past 150 years, instead of helping create jobs, NTC caused joblessness again.
We can't understand if our government officials understand the mandate of the state to protect workers' full employment and to guarantee the right to security of tenure.
NTC separately ordered ABS-CBN’s subsidiaries, SkyCable Corp. and ABS-CBN digital TV using Channel 43, to immediately stop their operations due to expiration of franchise while allowing other companies similarly situated to continue operating while having pending application for franchise renewal.
ABS-CBN and SkyCable workers are now part of the 13 million workers with jobs but not working. Soon they will join the 7.3 milion unemployed. If Congress has no plan to preserve jobs including those in ABS-CBN, then it goes to say that presidential vengeance now guides its legislative work, not the state policy of full protection of the working class.
Like a job serial killer, NTC yesteday slashed the wrists of two more companies to bleed them to the ground and add more unemployment in our country.