Nearly 300 long-time ‘casual’ workers regain old jobs with fresh resolve to campaign for regularization.
Tags: Filipinas Palm Oil Industries
Like Cesar Muanag, the latest worker to die, the other victims of electrocution in the Philippines’ biggest oil palm plantation were all “casual” employees despite having worked there from two to 12 years.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Workers in Filipinas Palm Oil Industries launched a strike after months of negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement hit a deadlock, despite an assumption of jurisdiction (AJ) order from the labor department. A first strike in defiance of AJ under the Aquino administration.