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NEWS RELEASE 22 February 2011 Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) expressed alarm over food giant Dole Philippines’ brazen harassment of a militant union amid the ongoing union election today as the company has brought in truckloads of armed men in the workplace. The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and…

By MARYA SALAMAT
Today, Feb. 22, the workers at the largest plantation and cannery in the Philippines will hold a union election. The incumbent KMU-affiliated union, Amado-Kadena, is fighting to retain its dominance even as Dole Philippines uses a pro-management faction of the union against it while the US company, its allies and the military vilify and harass the union’s members and officers.

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), an NGO that documents and monitors human-rights violations committed against workers in the Philippines, released today a report that says that, in the past 50 years, unemployment in the country is highest in the nine years that President Arroyo is in power and that attacks on workers and unionists have worsened.

BY BULATLAT The Batangas City Provincial Prosecutor junked the charges of arson and destruction of property filed against labor lawyer Remigio Saladero Jr. and 26 other activists from Southern Tagalog for lack of probable cause, the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) said. The charges are in connection with the burning down of…

BY BULATLAT A labor leader based in Laguna survived assassination attempt by suspected state agents, the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) reported. Arnold C. Cerdo, vice-president of Sensous Union Labor Organization-IND and staff of Cabuyao Workers Alliance, and his brother-in-law Juanito Dacillo were shot at by two men wearing bonnets and fatigue…

The Arroyo regime’s “total war” is not only victimizing progressive party lists, lawyers, church workers, teachers, students, and peasants. It is also victimizing workers who are peacefully exercising their union rights as the experience of the Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Console Farms (SAMACOFA or the Union of Workers at Console Farms) in Central Luzon…