“It’s the low salary that is pushing teachers to go out in the streets and protest.”
Category: Labor & Employment
Elements of the Cabuyao PNP, led by Lt. Col. Zeric Soriano, employees from the Cabuyao City Hall, along with hired goons from NutriAsia arrived at noon to demand the dismantling of the picketline.
“Although they are different companies with different forms of struggle, the fact remains that both [NutriAsia and Pepmaco] have committed grave transgressions against their workers.”
“They say we committed arson because we used some wood to cook our rice. That’s ridiculous. And robbery! The case said we stole a pallet worth P100,000. Let me ask you this: if the police were chasing you down, would you bother stealing a pallet? What would you even do with a pallet?”
In an increasingly impersonal world dominated by capital and profit margins, strikes shatter that illusion and remind us of the fundamental relations between people and things. Strikes are the tears shed at the sound of workers gaining their rights. They are the words “Lumalaban pa rin” said with the purest conviction, by workers who live, breathe, and have families to feed.
“In all the years that Monde Nissin operated and exploited workers, we were the only ones to launch a strike, and we did it twice.”
“This strike will not end until we are regularized.”
“We are stronger together than when we are apart.”
“For as long as the Duterte regime looks down on the working class and puts foreign and capitalist interests first, these crises will not stop.”
The arrested workers are currently detained in the Calamba City Jail. As of press time, there are yet no details on the cases filed against them.
“The president’s promise has suffered the fate of an endo. It is now up to the workers to continue the fight.”