[In the news] Workers stage protest vs red-tagging -PhilStar.com

Workers stage protest vs red-tagging

Government employees and militant workers yesterday staged a rally in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) main office in Intramuros, Manila to protest the alleged attempt of the military to link trade unions to communist rebels.

Ferdinand Gaite, president of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition, and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE), said they have received information that some of their leaders and members have been identified by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) as communist fronts and members.

“This ploy utilizing the military and intelligence groups have long been a practice to quell legitimate dissent. Since the ruling administration cannot and will not address the genuine problems of injustice and inequality, it will use deceit and repression to silence the workers,” Gaite said.

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