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.

President Aquino urged to show teeth in enforcing rulings that hurt big firms Filipino workers from the world’s largest fruit and vegetable producer launched today a series of protests to pressure the company to abide by a Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) directive to recognize the legitimacy of the workers’ union officials and stop measures…