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Unionists from Asia and the Pacific share same stories of attacks on workers’ rights

“When workers in Indonesia demand a wage hike, employers threaten them: ‘We would relocate to China.’ In China, employers threaten workers that they would relocate their factory to Vietnam. In Vietnam, employers threaten workers they would relocate to Cambodia. In Cambodia, employers threaten workers that they would relocate to Bangladesh.” – Asia Monitor Resource Center
See also: Indonesian workers battle high prices, low wages despite producing oil, registering growth rates

Asia-Pacific workers wage struggles to turn ‘formal’ rights into reality

“You cannot put a price tag on lives. What the families want is justice for their relatives and guarantees that what happened in the Eton construction site would not happen again. We cannot just let Eton Properties and its contractors and subcontractors escape blame and accountability as families continue to mourn. ” – Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER)

Marking the 40th day of mourning for the slain construction workers of Eton Residences in Makati, the Justice for Eton 11 Network led a candle-lighting vigil in front of Eton Residences construction site in Gallardo Street corner Paseo de Roxas, Monday evening. (Photos by Ina Alleco R. Silverio / bulatlat.com)

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…

The labor department’s proposal to adopt a two-tiered system of wage determination raises more risks than hopes for Filipino workers seeking more decent wages, labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) warned today. Under the proposed system, the first tier is a mandatory national wage, or a floor wage, while the…

Ka Wilson was a dropout from a poor family in Tarlac. But that did not stop him from becoming one of the most intelligent and passionate leaders of the progressive labor movement in the Philippines. Not even his sickness, to which he succumbed this week at the age of 55, prevented him from pursuing the Filipino workers’ struggle that he waged all his life.