[In the news] Zagu workers go on strike to protest ‘union busting, contractualization’ -INQUIRER.net

The workers of famous pearl shake chain Zagu went on strike Thursday to protest alleged “union busting and illegal contractualization.” “The Union filed a Notice of Strike last January to address these issues, but discussions collapsed earlier this week,” the Organization of Zagu Workers – Solidarity Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms (Organiza-Super)…

[In the news] Hontiveros calls for Senate probe on death of Partido Manggagawa nominee -Manila Bulletin

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros sought on Monday a Senate probe into the murder of labor leader and fifth nominee of Partido Manggagawa (PM), Dennis Sequena, who was shot dead in Barangay Bunga, Tanza, Cavite last Sunday. After condemning the murder, Hontiveros filed Senate Resolution 1062 urging the Senate to investigate the killing of Sequena and…

[Press Release] Labor Day 2019: Common slate and platform by unified workers movement is a victory in itself, says labor groups -BMP

Labor senatoriables held a press conference at the foot of Mendiola Bridge early morning today to commemorate International Labor Day. The candidates, who have coalesced under the LABOR WIN alliance, said that the said venue was chosen not only as a message to Malacanang to persuade House and the Senate to prohibit contractualization, enact a…

[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…

[In the news] Workers stage protest vs red-tagging -PhilStar.com

Workers stage protest vs red-tagging Government employees and militant workers yesterday staged a rally in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) main office in Intramuros, Manila to protest the alleged attempt of the military to link trade unions to communist rebels. Ferdinand Gaite, president of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition, and Advancement…

[Statement] Stop using migrant workers for power plays -SENTRO

SENTRO Statement on Chinese Migrant Workers: Stop using migrant workers for power plays Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua is acting like a bully in issuing threats to harm Filipinos working in China. His arrogance manifests the attitude of the Chinese government towards our country. We differentiate the Chinese workers from their government. Like millions of Filipino…

[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…

[Statement] Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio -TDC

Tuloy ang laban ni Andres Bonifacio “Itong Katagalugan na pinamamahalaan noong unang panahon ng ating tunay na mga kababayan, noong hindi pa tumutuntong sa mga lupaing ito ang mga Kastila, ay nabubuhay sa lubos na kasaganaan, at kaginhawaaan. Kasundo niya ang mga kapitbayan at lalung-lalo na ang mga taga-Hapon. Sila’y kabilihan at kapalitan ng mga…

[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…