[Press Release] Illegal arrests are terrorist acts; HB 6875, unconstitutional – EILER

Illegal arrests are terrorist acts; HB 6875, unconstitutional  Ecumenical Institute of Labor Education and Research (EILER) strongly condemns the illegal arrests conducted by state forces this week with which six jeepney drivers from Caloocan and seven labor rights defenders from Cebu are currently detained. It has been several days since the Northern Police District illegally…

[Press Release] Labor NGO calls for pro-poor policies and clearer guidelines on lock down to overcome the threat of COVID-19 -EILER

Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) calls on the government to implement pro-poor policies and clearer guidelines as the month-long lockdown continues. According to EILER, the Duterte administration has taken measures focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, but the policies and guidelines remain lacking, unclear, and insensitive to the extremely…

[Press Release] Labor NGO warns on massive job loss as multinational corporations continue race to the bottom

Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) expresses alarm as more and more corporations are laying off employees, contributing to the number growing of joblessness in the country. EILER noted that already at least 2,626 employees are part of layoffs since the beginning of 2020 as specific divisions of Honda Cars Philippines,…