[Press Release] On the Violent Dispersal of Workers’ Strike of Champion Detergent Maker: ‘Hold the Company Accountable,’ DOLE Urged -CTUHR

The labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) vehemently condemns the barbaric and brutal attack against the striking workers of Peerless Producers Manufacturing Corporation (PEPMACO), manufacturer of Champion brand detergent and other surfactants. At around 1:00 in the morning of June 28, 2019, hundreds of goons and security guards wearing masks…

[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)…

[Statement] SENTRO Condemns the Killing of a Union Organizer in Cavite

SENTRO joins the NAGKAISA in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the assassination of Leonides “Dennis” Sequeña, a veteran trade union organizer and vice-chairperson of the Cavite Chapter of Partido Manggagawa (PM). He is the latest to join the growing list of martyred trade union leaders in the country. Dennis Sequeña was shot and killed…

[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:…