July 01, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, June 26th, 2015

Contractualization kills – workers’ groups

"It is an alarming business practice: workers both in public and private sectors are forced to work for wages below the meagre minimum wage, with no benefits, no job security and under poor health and safety work conditions."

Friday, June 26th, 2015

GMA 7 talents declared as regular employees

"The employment status of a person is defined and prescribed by law and not by what the parties say it should be."

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Radio workers union in RMN Davao wins case for latest strike

The decision of the National Labor Relations Commission is a vindication of the workers’ right to strike and an initial step at undermining the talent system being implemented by RMN management.

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Sumifru banana workers regain jobs after 9-day strike

“Time and again, they have tried to break us but they failed.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Banana workers from Japanese firm’s 11 plants to go on strike

“The compromise agreement stipulates that parties should not take retaliatory actions against parties, but Sumifru did this to us.”

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

GMA 7 employees ask Gozon to resolve salary woes

“We believe in the quality of GMA’s content that makes it a leading brand; we are part of the efforts that make it so.”

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Workers slam Sumifru’s ‘union busting’ scheme

“The illegal lockout and dismissal affecting packing plant 90 workers this month is clearly an act of retaliation by Sumifru and a violation of the April 22 settlement.”

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

GMA 7 talents launch work stoppage, protest vs. contractual labor

Members of the Talents Association of GMA (TAG) staged the work stoppage and the June 5 protest action in response to the management’s withholding of their salaries.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Tanduay workers fighting for what is due them

“We love our jobs that’s why we want to have security of tenure as regular workers.”

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

GMA-7 talents urge public to light candles vs. contractual labor

“We believe that even though we are a small group, we can be a formidable force that can mobilize every contractual worker in the country to stand up for labor justice.”

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Tanduay strikers persist in fight for regularization despite harassment

"Why did the police not arrest the goons for their violence earlier? Why did they handcuff the workers and treat them like criminals instead?"

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