“When I became a regular worker, I joined the union immediately. The union serves as our voice.”
Coca-cola workers face harassment, red-tagging amid lockdown
“It’s disheartening that while workers are uniting to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, towards just compensation, and against widespread lay-offs, NTF-ELCAC is hard at work oppressing workers’ rights.”
Strikes of workers met with red-tagging, criminal cases, arrests
“Unionism is not terrorism.”
In Duterte crackdown vs Left, govt troops also target unionists in Mindanao
On January 29, around 1 p.m., soldiers from the 66th IBPA & 25th IBPA gathered the residents of Sitio Pogi, Brgy. San Miguel, Compostela, and presented names of civilians they alleged to have links and tasks in the revolutionary NPA, including some union leaders of a banana company, namely Roland Cobrado, Perlita Milallos, and Elmer Atamosa.
Labor inspection finds SIDC the true employer of feedmill workers on strike
“DCMM agency does not exercise control over the performance of the work of the said employees. Neither does it own the products and the equipment used in production.”
TV5 employees clinch salary hike, more benefits
“If not for our collective action, management would not be forced to provide some of our demands.”
Banana workers lift strike notice, 52 contractual workers to be regularized
Esperidion Cabaltera, president of the MWLU-II-NAFLU-KMU, ascribed their victory to the “unified resoluteness and courage of the workers” who, he said, have long been experiencing injustices in Musahamat.
Ka Nhitz Gonzaga: From student to woman labor leader
She entered the National Labor Federation of Labor Unions (NAFLU) as a graduating student doing her practicum for a secretarial course; little did she know then that she would learn more than doing office work.
Protest camp of banana workers fired at hours after Kidapawan massacre
“The DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) is sleeping on the case of Musahamat workers and it can no longer pretend that nothing is happening. By being silent, it is being complicit in the apparent campaign to silence the workers in Pantukan by any means possible, including murder.”
Impending strike brewing at TV5
“The point of a new CBA is to improve the wages and benefits of employees but it seems the management does not want anything better for us. If the employees are treated well, they would be more productive and the company will also benefit.”
Under Aquino: Workers’ rights exist only on paper
When workers try to exercise their rights to hold mass actions and strikes to secure better wages and working conditions, they are labeled or tagged as communist supporters or trouble makers, are brutally dispersed from their picketline, and are harassed with “trumped up” legal cases.