“Middleby, a US-owned corporation, should be ashamed to call itself a world leader if it could not even respect the rights of its workers here and abroad.”
Of the total 1,400 workers in NutriAsia only around 100 are regular workers.
“We cannot be blocked by legalities that would further put workers away from their rightful demands.”
On May 27, the soldiers barged into the picket line of Shin Sun workers in ComVal. They asked the workers to pack up, go home, put an end to their strike so production at the fruit company can resume.
“The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) must draw the line between appeasing big businesses like SIDC and responding to the needs of the workers.”
Labor department’s decisions ordering the Lucio Tan company to regularize workers have yet to be enforced.
“Time and again, they have tried to break us but they failed.
“The illegal lockout and dismissal affecting packing plant 90 workers this month is clearly an act of retaliation by Sumifru and a violation of the April 22 settlement.”
“The fight for our rights does not stop at this historical triumph. We will join forces with other workers in other factories experiencing the same working conditions and capitalist suppression—especially now that we have once again proven the power of strikes.”
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