Sy may indeed be a hardworking man. But so are his conglomerate’s employees. With Sy’s determined use of neoliberal policies such as contractualization, the fruits of tens of thousands of his employees’ hard work go largely to his companies’ profits. Here lies the unheralded side of his Forbes-topping net worth, the secret to his centavo to billion peso taipan tale and why labor groups are raising their placards to hail the Endo King.
Patay na ang Contractual King pero patuloy ang legasiya ng sistemang kontraktwal sa loob ng SM. 99% ng kanilang mga manggagawa ay contractual kaya mas dapat i-expose ang kabulukan ng sistemang ito.
“Wherever there are attacks to human dignity, workers will be pushed to express their struggles in all available forms, and artists will be there to assist and participate in this collective articulation.”
“We need to continue organizing contractual workers, especially now that there have been favorable decisions released under Duterte which he just failed to implement.”
By DEE AYROSO
“Prosecutor has said no basis to hold them, why should police act on the contrary?”
“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.”
“They kept on striking us, even as we raised our hands.” — NutriAsia worker
Bago mag-ulat sa SONA si Pang. Duterte sa Lunes, isa-isahin muna natin ang mga pangakong binitiwan niya sa mga nakaraang SONA.
“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.”