“We have exhausted all efforts to resolve our issues through constructive means and social dialogue.”
Category: Labor & Employment
“We need to continue organizing contractual workers, especially now that there have been favorable decisions released under Duterte which he just failed to implement.”
Manang Caring helped organize the United Abrenians in Hongkong in 1990 and ATIS-HK (Abra Tinguian Ilocano Society – Hong Kong) in 1992.
At the time of their arrest, Oliver didn’t carry any bag. Rowena only had a small sling bag which, Karapatan said, could not hold the firearms they supposedly have.
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“We, the striking workers, are fighting for our wages, jobs and rights.”
“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.