“All workers at the picket line were beaten up, even the seniors. The workers were told by the soldiers that they have to leave the picket line because it’s already Martial Law.
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30 years after Olalia-Alay-ay double murder | Ex-Col. Kapunan acquitted
“The message is clear: lowly soldiers should not follow illegal orders from superiors because they will walk free and (lowly soldiers) will take the fall.”
‘Union is workers’ potent weapon vs attacks on wages’ — KMU
Less than one in every ten wage and salary workers in the Philippines belong to a union. And of these few unionists, even fewer, only 12 percent, have collective bargaining agreements, which give them slightly better wages and work condition than those prescribed by law.
KMU slams PMI Bohol Colleges for union-busting
PRESS RELEASE 22 Feb. 2013 MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today the management of the Philippine Maritime Institute in Tagbilaran City, Bohol led by Ms. Rizabel Cloma-Santos for busting the workers’ union in the school by terminating the union’s officials Last Jan. 15, six union officers of the PMI Faculty and…
Labor Leader Found Innocent, Freed After 3 Years in Prison
By MARYA SALAMAT
The military’s star witness finally appeared in court only to say that he does not even know Vincent Borja.
Report of ILO High-Level Mission A Cause for Serious Concern- CTUHR
The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights finds the recent report of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) to the Philippines issued on February 24 a cause of serious concern. In its report: “The Committee once again recalls the importance it attaches to the Government making all…
For Triumph’s Workers, a Bleak Future Made Worse by DOLE’s Complicity
The employees at Triumph International who are about to lose their jobs are wringing their hands over what awaits them in these difficult times. They are likewise upset that the labor department, instead of helping them, has been assisting the German company in its machinations to get rid of its workers.
2008: Workers Under Attack, but Gains were Made
The year 2008 was for the most part a bad year for Filipino workers, as their rights were under attack. But there were some rays of light. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO YEAREND REPORT – LABOR Bulatlat The labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU or May 1st Movement) suffered a hard blow with the arrest of…
Vancouver Labour Council brings resolution to National Labour Convention
In Canada, Momentum Building Against Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines The Philippines is the second most dangerous country for trade unionists. In recognition of this, the labour movement in Canada is responding to the Filipinos’ call for support and solidarity. BY THE BRITISH COLUMBIA COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES LABOR WATCH Posted…