On the 2-day nationwide transport strike led by PISTON, the BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) joins calls for a pro-people modernization of public transport and rejects corporate monopoly as in the case of phase out of traditional jeepneys to favor e-jeepneys controlled by big businesses.
“Jeepney is still the most affordable public transport which many of us BPO employees and our families rely upon when going to and from work and other places. With the so-called modernization of public transport system, fares are expected to rise by at least 50 percent. This will gravely affect us especially that in most BPO companies basic salary rates are below the living wage and regular appraisals are often very minimal,” Mylene Cabalona, BIEN spokesperson said. Continue reading “BIEN supports calls for a pro-people modernization; No to corporate take-over of public transport”