[Press Release] Real Noynoying is active defense of corporate greed at the expense of the Filipino masses – BMP

20,000 Workers march against starvation pay, high prices and contractualization: Real Noynoying is active defense of corporate greed at the expense of the Filipino masses – BMP To commemorate Labor Day, thousands of workers from the socialist labor center Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) joined the broad labor coalition Nagkaisa to demand an end to starvation…

[In the news] Labor group kicks out Ernesto Herrera -INQUIRER.net

Labor group kicks out Ernesto Herrera. By Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer March 14, 2012 Long-time secretary general Ernesto Herrera of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines was formally expelled from the labor group, the TUCP said Tuesday. The TUCP executive board, headed by president Democrito Mendoza, passed a resolution on March 7 ousting…

[In the news] Don’t push workers against wall, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines tells Malacañang | Sun.Star

Don’t push workers against wall, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines tells Malacañang | Sun.Star. March 11, 2012 THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) urged Sunday the national government not to push the workers against the wall amid the rise in prices of basic commodities. In a phone interview, TUCP president Democrito Mendoza…

[Urgent Appeal] More families left homeless after violent demolition in San Juan – CTUHR

URGENT APPEAL 19 January 2012 More families left homeless after violent demolition in San Juan Dear friends and partners, The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights is writing to you to seek support for the violently displaced residents of Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City Philippines last January 11. Twenty-three residents were injured and…

[Off the shelf] From Despair to Defiance – ctuhr.org

From Despair to Defiance The Impact of Extra-Judicial Killings, Enforced Disappearance, and Other Human Rights Violations on Families Synopsis Since 2001, more than a thousand victims of extra-judicial killings (EJKs), hundreds enforced disappearances (EDs) and thousands other human rights violations have been documented in the country. The change in presidency in 2010—despite Pres. Aquino’s promise…

[Press Release] Labor NGO hails SC ruling on Luisita – CTUHR

Labor NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) hailed the Supreme Court’s unanimous vote in favor of total land distribution of the 4914.15-hectare Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) to more than 6,000 farmer-beneficiaries saying that the decision released on Wednesday is a ‘dramatic victory’ for HLI farmers in their protracted struggle for land and…

[Press Release] CTUHR to DOLE: Keppel should be penalized

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights told the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that Keppel Shipyard should be penalized following DOLE’s report confirming the Singaporean company’s non-compliance with safety standards. “We are enraged that DOLE has no mention of any penalty for Keppel despite their report confirming the company’s non-compliance and gross…