“We cannot be blocked by legalities that would further put workers away from their rightful demands.”
Category: Labor & Employment
“All workers at the picket line were beaten up, even the seniors. The workers were told by the soldiers that they have to leave the picket line because it’s already Martial Law.
On May 27, the soldiers barged into the picket line of Shin Sun workers in ComVal. They asked the workers to pack up, go home, put an end to their strike so production at the fruit company can resume.
Piston said most of the country’s jeepney drivers and operators are fine with upgrading and rehabilitating the jeepneys, but not in the total scrapping of it as advocated by the Transportation department.
Kentex fire after 2 years | Still no justice, no changes in laws abetting contractualization, violations of safety standards
Almost coinciding with the two-year anniversary of Kentex factory fire was the 100th day since the HTI factory fire in Cavite.
“If not for those May 1 protests, workers will still be working longer than eight hours a day.”
Most women land jobs with low salaries and no security.
There are 2.3 million government employees in the Philippines, and 720,000 are non-regulars or contractual workers under different names, such as job order, emergency-hired, memorandum of agreement (MOA)-hired workers, and contract of services.
“Any policy that does not aim to end all forms of contractualization can never be acceptable to workers.”
“Management is claiming that the company is losing money but showed no proof to back up its claim.”
Aside from KMU-SMR, other regional chapters of the KMU have a standing complaint against the Republic of the Philippines with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in relation to military-instigated attacks on unions, unionists and workers.