Philippines: Strike at EPZ ends as victory for workers
Feb 19, 2015
In a part of the Philippines well-known for imposing a “no-union, no-strike” policy, 500 workers in the Export Processing Zone in Cavite are celebrating a victory in union recognition and a concluded collective agreement.
Trade union members at Tae Sung Philippines Co. Inc., a Korean-owned company supplying metal parts for auto and electronics multinational companies, suffered months of intimidation. For seven months management tried to weaken the union by firing key officials as the union demand pay raises, union representation, and improved health and safety for the workers.
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