[In the news] Zagu workers go on strike to protest ‘union busting, contractualization’ -INQUIRER.net

The workers of famous pearl shake chain Zagu went on strike Thursday to protest alleged “union busting and illegal contractualization.”

“The Union filed a Notice of Strike last January to address these issues, but discussions collapsed earlier this week,” the Organization of Zagu Workers – Solidarity Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms (Organiza-Super) said in a statement.

Union Secretary Hazel Calain said that even as her group was holding dialogues with the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), the management was “harassing union officials and members by sending several Notices to Explain for joining union activities.”

Calain noted that around 250 employees performing core functions for the company such as machine operators and service crew are “contracted out from three different service cooperatives and manpower agencies.”

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