The Socio-Economic Status of Dock Workers at Malabon City, Philippines


The objective of this study was to determine the dock workers’ social status, their problems encountered, difficulties in workplace, working conditions, and benefits received from the management of the company. The respondents of this study were 50 dock workers consisting of male and female at Malabon City, Philippines. All of them are regular workers with a salary range of Php 11,000.00 - Php 15,000.00 per month. The results revealed that 46% of the dock workers aged 26 to 30 years old. Ninety-eight percent are male. All of them are in poverty line but manage to finance their needs. Based on the data gathered 30% out of 50 respondents experienced machinery hazard, 26% of them experienced fire and explosions, 14% lack of knowledge in work, and 16% experienced unnecessary diseases.In addition, the respondents received benefits such as: sick leave, paid holidays, compensation benefits, disability pension, 13th month pay and Christmas bonus.All the respondents said that bad weather is one of the difficulties encountered in workplace, 60% of them experienced tough work environment, and 58% no teamwork from their co-worker.

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Lorna R. Dimatatac, Technological Institute of the Philippines, The Philippines
Engr. Marcelo M. Yarte, Technological Institute of the Philippines, The Philippines
Ray Byron R. Dimatatac, Technological Institute of the Philippines, The Philippines

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Conference: ACAH2018
Stream: Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness

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