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“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 7 March 2011 A labor NGO urged today the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to take necessary measures in addressing the “multiple subcontracting chains” which continue to exist in Eton Residences, forty days after the tragedy in the construction site of the condominium wherein 10 workers were killed. Ecumenical Institute for Labor…

The 10 who fell to their death at Lucio Tan’s construction site were contractual workers. Subcontracting and labor-only contracting are a common practice in the construction industry, where workers are thoroughly exploited.

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