Tags: labor rights

By David Bacon TruthOut News Analysis Last week President Obama broke his campaign commitment and put three free trade agreements up for a vote in Congress. Business interests, ecstatic at the prospect, promise they’ll bring us jobs. Experience tells us, however, their promises are worthless. Nineteen years ago, when the North American Free Trade Agreement…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
For the year 2009 – 2010, the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) recorded at least 511 deaths and 791 injured in work-related incidents in the Philippines. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a worker dies every 15 seconds because of work-related injuries and accidents.

By MARYA SALAMAT
A high-level team of the UN’s International Labor Organization has proposed, among others, trainings and “continuing education” for the Philippine police, military, the judiciary and the labor department on how to respect union rights and uphold labor laws.
Sidebar: Responses to ILO High-Level Mission

A New Zealand-based group of trade union and human rights advocates held a protest action today at 2pm at the Nestlé head office at 1 Broadway, Newmarket to express solidarity with Nestlé workers in the Philippines. Today marks one year of the brutal dispersal of Nestlé workers by elements of the Manila Police District (MPD)…

A group of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) called for the scrapping of the sample contract being promoted by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for OFWs. BY BULATLAT MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat A group of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) called for the scrapping of the sample contract being promoted by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for OFWs.…

It was not in the job description but kissing the drunk owner of an 18-year-old rubber boots and shoes factory in Muntinlupa was the first thing women workers had to do when they report for work at six in the morning. They lined up not just to have the timecard punched. They lined up to…