[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…

[Press Release] Workers Complain of Ill Effects of Climate Change on Work and Health,Demand Php750 Pay Hike and Better Conditions to Adapt -CTUHR

“We cannot focus on our work and the blower in the factory is not enough to ventilate the production plant,” said Blas, a factory worker. “We can’t work any longer now reducing our income due to heat,” Regie, a pedicab driver butts in. “Our family members contract several illnesses, cough, asthma and several skin diseases…

[Press Release] Labor Rights NGO, CTUHR Writes an Open Letter to Lola Flora (Ms. Susan Roces) About the Situation of Makers of Champion Detergent -CTUHR

Labor Rights NGO, CTUHR Writes an Open Letter to Lola Flora (Ms. Susan Roces) About the Situation of Makers of Champion Detergent The Labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) appealed to Ms. Susan Roces, through an open letter, to support the workers of Peerless Producers Manufacturing Corporation (PEPMACO). This is…

[From the web] Workers, Labor Rights Advocates Look Back at 2018, Slam Duterte Admin for Rampant Labor Rights Violations -CTUHR

Workers, Labor Rights Advocates Look Back at 2018, Slam Duterte Admin for Rampant Labor Rights Violations On January 31, 2019, more than 200 workers, Church people and students gathered at the Iglesia Filipina Independiente National Cathedral to tackle the situation of workers’ and human rights in the country. The activity is hosted and organized by…

[From the web] Duterte Administration Slammed for Trade Union and Human Rights Violations -CTUHR

On the 70thAnniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Duterte Administration Slammed for Trade Union and Human Rights Violations “Forty two (42) unionists, farm workers and labour rights defenders killed, strikes violently dispersed, contractualization and poverty among workers increase multifold, and there is no indication that Duterte regime is stopping. Workers must continue to organize…

[From the web] Labor Rights Group Releases “Bananas and Bullets: A Special Report on the Struggle of Banana Workers in Sumifru in Compostela” -CTUHR

Labor Rights Group Releases “Bananas and Bullets: A Special Report on the Struggle of Banana Workers in Sumifru in Compostela” On October 1, 2018, workers of Sumifru Philippines Corporation, a Japanese-owned multinational company, launched a strike over the company’s various labor rights violations. As the workers resisted and protested against the exploitative measure of the…

[Press Release] Labor rights NGO hits Duterte over surging cases of trump-up charges vs activists, human rights defenders

On the first month of Sta. Cruz 5’s illegal arrest and detention, Labor rights NGO hits Duterte over surging cases of trump-up charges vs activists, human rights defenders Labor rights organization Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) calls for their immediate release and the junking of trumped-up charges filed against Sta Cruz 5:…

[From the web] Labor Rights Group Condemns Brutal Dispersal of Banana Plantation Workers’ Strike; Demands Accountability of Sumifru and Its Cohorts in Duterte Government -CTUHR

Labor Rights Group Condemns Brutal Dispersal of Banana Plantation Workers’ Strike; Demands Accountability of Sumifru and Its Cohorts in Duterte Government Labor rights group, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) strongly denounces the violent dispersal of the workers’ strike at Sumifru Philippines Corporation in Compostela Valley. On October 11, 2018, 11th day of…

[Statement] On the dismissal of Usec. Joel Maglunsod -CTUHR

On the dismissal of Usec. Joel Maglunsod An Affront to Struggling Workers; State Forces Cue for Intensified Worker’s Rights Violations The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) is dismayed, but not surprised over the sudden removal of Joel Maglunsod from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Duterte’s ascription of the workers strikes…

[Statement] On 2nd Labor Day of President Duterte, Regime not only miserably failed on Ending ‘Endo’, but intensified workers’ rights violations – CTUHR

On 2nd Labor Day of President Duterte, Regime not only miserably failed on Ending ‘Endo’, but intensified workers’ rights violations – CTUHR As the Duterte administration marks its 2nd Labor Day in power, it is no longer facing the hopeful workers and trade unions that trusted him, but a seething dismay of betrayed people. The regime…

[From the web] On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea -CTUHR

On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea Labour rights organization, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) slammed Pres Duterte’s turn around on end to contractualization, saying that Malacanang’s move smashes the tiniest hope for decent work that workers in this country were…

[Press Release] On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea -CTUHR

On Duterte’s passing the responsibility to Congress to end contractualization: Like throwing a person in a shark-infested sea Labour rights organization, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) slammed Pres Duterte’s turn around on end to contractualization, saying that Malacanang’s move smashes the tiniest hope for decent work that workers in this country were…

[Press Release] THINK FIRST BEFORE YOU DRINK: Labour rights group slams Coca-Cola’s brazen disregard of labour laws, arrogant refusal to regularize its 675 contractual workers -CTUHR

  THINK FIRST BEFORE YOU DRINK: Labour rights group slams Coca-Cola’s brazen disregard of labour laws, arrogant refusal to regularize its 675 contractual workers “When aggrieved workers have found recourse in law to get regular employment denied them by company squeezing them for decades, and corporations violate the law, it is a legitimate right of…

[Urgent Appeal] Korean’ high-end sporting and athletic goods manufacturer fires all union members -CTUHR

Urgent Appeal Philippines 07 March 2018 Korean’ high-end sporting and athletic goods manufacturer fires all union members, defies government order to regularize 646 out of 1,200 workers ​[Fight Unfair Labor Practices/ Oppose Union Busting..] The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) seeks ​ your solidarity and support in calling for the immediate reinstatement…