[Press Release] Ombudsman’s order to dismiss Commissioner breaks impunity in CHR -PAHRA

Press Release: Ombudsman’s order to dismiss Commissioner breaks impunity in Commission on Human Rights September 9, 2014 Human Rights groups welcomed the unprecedented decision of the Ombudsman to order the dismissal of Commissioner Cecilia Rachel V. Quisumbing of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) after “finding probable cause for Direct Bribery under Article 210 of…

[From the web] Faces of labor repression in Aquino’s four years -ctuhr.org

Faces of labor repression in Aquino’s four years In stark contrast to government claims that there are no problems with workers’ rights, trade union repression and rights violations against workers and unionists, alongside deepening poverty of working population, characterize the labor scene under BS Aquino’s four years in office. Blatant union suppression prevails under the…

[Press Release] PNoy dared to act on Hanjin deaths -PM

PNoy dared to act on Hanjin deaths Just two days after the commemoration of Labor Day, the Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) challenged President Benigno Aquino III to uphold and protect workers rights at the giant Hanjin shipyard in Subic, Zambales as another worker died last May 1 in a workplace accident. “PNoy had once personally…

[Press Release] Aquino’s industrial peace entrenches injustice to labor—CTUHR

Aquino’s industrial peace entrenches injustice to labor—CTUHR Center for Trade Union and Human Rights said that contrary to the Aquino government’s industrial peace policy have only entrenched injustice to workers and hostility to unions and actions because of the government’s preference to maintain a good business climate rather than uphold workers rights and interests. Citing…

[Press Release] Crackdown on Cambodian workers, a ‘human rights emergency’ – int’l groups report -CTUHR

Crackdown on Cambodian workers, a ‘human rights emergency’ – int’l groups report A group of labor activists and academe from different countries led by the Asia Monitor Resource Centre, a regional labor organization based in Hong Kong, formally released yesterday, February 27, in a press conference in Hong Kong, the findings of its investigation of…

[Press Release] Labor groups picket Korean embassy -PALEA

Labor groups picket Korean embassy The labor groups Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) picketed the South Korean embassy in January 10, 2013 in McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio in protest at labor repression in Korea and Cambodia. The picket-protest was in coordination with a general…

[Urgent Appeal] Harassment of Protesting Workers of a Telecommunications Company -TFDP

Urgent Appeal May 2, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment of Protesting Workers of a Telecommunications Company ISSUES: Harassment and Intimidation; Unfair Labor Practice; Human Rights Defenders; Freedom of Expression and Right to Organize Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment and intimidation against leaders and…

[Press Release] DIGITEL Employees Shave Heads in Protest, Motion for Execution Pushed -Kilusan

DIGITEL Employees Shave Heads in Protest, Motion for Execution Pushed Manila—Shaving their heads to underline their protest, Digitel employees picketed in front of the Department of Labor and Employment Office this morning, demanding that Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz immediately issue a Motion for Execution of the Supreme Court Decision last January 21,2013 ruling that DIGITEL…