“We, the striking workers, are fighting for our wages, jobs and rights.”
Category: Labor & Employment
“He [Barana] was beaten up by cops to force him to pretend to be one of the workers. He was temporarily released and ordered to go with the arrested workers to make it appear like the workers were armed.”
The Philippines was among the top 10 countries across the globe to be worst for workers, according to the Global Rights Index for 2018 released last June 8 by the International Trade Union Confederation. In a scale of 1 to 5, the Philippines is a 5 with “no guarantee of rights due to the breakdown of law.
“Workers are no longer hoping for a favorable action from the government to respect their dignity.”
“We tried to talk to the inspectors because we were the complainants but the management, the security, prevented us from going near them.”
The workers vowed to seek justice and pursue their demands for regularization as they prepare for the negotiation with Middleby at the Office of the Secretary of Labor on July 12.
“Middleby, a US-owned corporation, should be ashamed to call itself a world leader if it could not even respect the rights of its workers here and abroad.”
“I never expected it to happen to me, I told myself, since I received many awards honoring my loyalty and service.”
The workers have faced threats of illegal dismissal, salary deductions, underpaid overtime work of P619 pesos for 12 hours, lack of health insurance, and other inhumane working conditions.
MANILA – Traveling from Quezon City to Marilao, Bulacan, organizations and people from all walks of life showed their support for the NutriAsia striking workers on June 23, Saturday. It was the 23rd day of the NutriAsia strike. They held their program at the picket line and echoed the workers’ call: “Manggagawang tinanggal, ibalik, ibalik!”…
Nineteen workers and a senior high school member of the League of Filipino Students were arrested and brought to Meycauayan Police Station.