[Urgent Appeal] Military hounds trade unionists in Mindanao, forcing them to surrender as rebel supporters -CTUHR

Military hounds trade unionists in Mindanao, forcing them to surrender as rebel supporters On February 13, CTUHR was asked to join a fact-finding mission in Compostela, Compostela Valley (Mindanao) organized by Nonoy Librado Development Foundation, Inc (NLDFI), Kilusang Mayo Uno concerning reports of military asking local trade unionists to surrender as New Peoples Army (NPA)…

[Press Release] Soldiers crackdown on trade unionists, Labour rights organization CTUHR decries extrajudicial killings, arrest and forcing them to surrender as NPA supporters

Soldiers crackdown on trade unionists, Labour rights organization CTUHR decries extrajudicial killings, arrest and forcing them to surrender as NPA supporters As the Philippines commemorates the 32 years of EDSA People Power that deposed the Marcos dictatorship, labour rights organization Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) decries what it considers the return of…

[From the web] Workers, Unions and Labour Rights Advocates, launches their own network Against Tyranny -CTUHR

Workers, Unions and Labour Rights Advocates, launches their own network Against Tyranny Workers from varying trade unions, federations from informal, public, service, agricultural and industrial sectors together with labour rights advocates have joined forces to launch WRATH or Workers’ Resistance Against Tyranny and For Human Rights on December 8, 9:AM at National Press Club, Manila.…

[Statement] On Proposed Compressed Work Week -CTUHR

CTUHR Statement On Proposed Compressed Work Week 30 August 2017 While the public mourned and raged on the war on drugs-related killing of Kian Delos Santos, the House of Representatives (HOR) on August 21, 2017 passed the House Bill 6152 (HB6152) or the Compressed Work Week (CWW). HB 6152 as HOR press release described seeks…

[Press Release] Rage! Marcos is no hero! -CTUHR

Rage! Marcos is no hero! “Where were they when the many years of oppression and atrocities were happening? Were they sitting on the lap of the dictator?” This was the reaction of Sr.Emelina Villegas, ICM, President of Board of Trustees of the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights when the Supreme Court on November…

[From the web] Study confirms massive contractualization, slave-like conditions for majority of Valenzuela workers -CTUHR

Study confirms massive contractualization, slave-like conditions for majority of Valenzuela workers A study conducted by CTUHR together with students from University of the Philippines-Manila among 120 worker respondents in Valenzuela revealed that a huge majority of workers experience long hours of work and receive wages way below minimum rates. Data from a survey conducted between…

[Press Release] Harassment, pol rights violations against unionists intensified in 2015 -CTUHR

Harassment, pol rights violations against unionists intensified in 2015 Cases of harassment and intimidation against trade unionists and labor activists dramatically soared in Y2015 as documented by the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights. Compared to five cases in the previous year, at least 35 cases of harassment and intimidation committed against 192 individuals…