The union was also able to clinch other benefits even in the middle of the pandemic, such as free boarding, free meals, door-to-door shuttle service, an additional P220 meal allowance, free testing, an additional 14-day sick leave for those who test positive for COVID-19, free face masks, face shields, and vitamins, among others.
To date, there are 31 unionists who remain in detention for trumped-up charges and 56 trade unionists extrajudicially killed in the country.
“The extent of support given by the local police to the company is alarming especially because fundamental human rights of the workers have been gravely violated,” said Arman Hernando, CTUHR coordinator for documentation.
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.
By MARYA SALAMAT
The 20 were arrested in 2007, after they went on strike while employed at Karnation Industries Inc (Pansy Accessories), a maker of home decor and accessories. They complained about low salaries and benefits.
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.
A recent survey finds that the Philippines remains on top of the list of most dangerous countries for workers for several years now. Labor groups say the ILO’s decision to conduct a fact-finding mission here highlights the worsening abuses against labor-rights activists.
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…