[From the web] Workers Demand for Guaranteed Income, Protection, Respect for Rights Before Returning to Work -CTUHR

Workers Demand for Guaranteed Income, Protection, Respect for Rights Before Returning to Work “This year’s International Labor Day celebration is historically different, there will be no huge demonstrations on the streets in the Philippines and in other countries as well, due to the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the calls for a living wage,…

[Statement] #FreeSanRoque21 -CTUHR

“We are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of the #SanRoque21. Their grievance for food and aid is legitimate, just and should be immediately addressed. The Duterte administration should see the spontaneous protest for what it really is, not an attempt to destabilize or defy the government or a simple show of Filipinos’ ‘katigasan…

[Statement] ON THE COVID-19 CRISIS:Workers’ Rights NGO Appeals for the Suspension of the “No Work, No Pay” Policy And Bills Payment For Displaced Workers -CTUHR

On March 16, President Duterte announced the implementation of an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or Total Lockdown in Luzon to contain the spread of COVID-19, few days after it declared the community quarantine in Metro Manila. The lockdown includes the suspension of all public transportation, the heightened presence of military personnel, regulated food and essential…

[From the web] Creation of JIPCO: Institutionalizing the Massive Workers’ Rights Violations and Re-Affirming the State’s Policy of Cutting Militant Unionism -CTUHR

Labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemns the creation of the Joint Industrial Peace and Concern Office (JIPCO) in various economic and freeport zones in Central Luzon. “JIPCO is institutionalizing the massive workers’ rights violations in the economic zones. It is also a re-affirmation of the state’s policy of crushing…

[Press Release] ‘Hands Off Teacher-Unionists!’ -CTUHR

Labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) denounces the consecutive brutal attacks against teacher-unionists in the country. Just a few days after the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day, wherein teachers in the country ‘celebrated’ through a huge protest nationwide to demand their call for living wage or the P30,000 entry-level…

[Press Release] On the Violent Dispersal of Workers’ Strike of Champion Detergent Maker: ‘Hold the Company Accountable,’ DOLE Urged -CTUHR

The labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) vehemently condemns the barbaric and brutal attack against the striking workers of Peerless Producers Manufacturing Corporation (PEPMACO), manufacturer of Champion brand detergent and other surfactants. At around 1:00 in the morning of June 28, 2019, hundreds of goons and security guards wearing masks…

[From the web] Attacks on Workers and Unionists, Sinister Move to Deflect on Duterte’s Failure to Improve Their Lives -CTUHR

“In its 3rdLabor Day, the Duterte regime continues to fail on its election promises to end ENDO, provide substantial wage increase and halt the skyrocketing prices. Yet, it never has second thoughts on busting unions and blaming workers’ restlessness for factory closures. It astutely used Mindanao Martial Law to militarize workplaces, forced unionists to surrender…