“Workers’ groups and advocates have not been remiss in making concrete and constructive proposals to the government, but it has been deaf and blind to such proposals.”
After Signing a New CBA With Workers, Japanese Company Suddenly Announces Shutdown
By BULATLAT LAGUNA– Barely two days after the signing of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the Japanese-owned Keihin Philippines Corporation threatened Oct 29 to shutdown operations in its factory in Laguna Technopark Incorporated (LTI) in Biñan, Laguna. That morning, company president Akihiro Takahashi talked to the workers from the production area at the factory…
Hacienda Yulo Farmers Ask Aquino: Don’t Evade Land Reform in SONA (PR)
PRESS RELEASE July 23, 2010 Fifteen Hacienda Yulo farmers in Barangay Canlubang, Calamba City in Laguna now on their second day of fast today urged President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III not to evade the issue of land reform in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, saying farmers from all over…
PR: Poll Watchdog Condemns Intensified Harassment vs. Progressive Groups on Eve of Election Day
On the eve of election day, Southern Tagalog regional poll-watchdog Kontra Daya, Kontra Karahasan received reports of election-related violence against militant groups in the region. In Los Baños, Laguna, at around 12:30 mn, 3 members of Kabataan Partylist, a member of Bayan Muna Partylist and Barangay Human Rights Officer Virgilio Tandang were arrested and physically injured by alleged Makati police officers while in a mass-action of residents against the alleged vote-buying and flying-voter scheme of a mayoral candidate.
Help Comes to Devastated Folk of Laguna Town but They Fret Over What Comes Next
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
With the flooding after Ondoy and the blaming of poor peasants and fisherfolks around the Laguna de Bay, many in Pila, Laguna, fear that the demolition of their homes is now just a matter of time.
Contractual Workers Stage Strike in Laguna Industrial Hub
Two hundred contractual workers of the Korean-owned Hanjin Garments, Inc. staged their first strike. But the police tried to violently disperse their picket line three times, the most recent attempt was last February 6, which resulted in injuries to more than 30 workers and the arrest of four leaders and supporters. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA LABOR…