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Big plantations create big problems in Mindanao * Latest Posts At Ground Level Commentary Contributions 

Big plantations create big problems in Mindanao

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “In the name of development, the nexus of state and TNCs (transnational corporations) has dispossessed people of their lands, resources and rights, captivating the whole island and enslaving people in TNC-led plantations and mines. The original masters of the land have become slaves in their own lands, made to work till death and earning a pittance. The loot is taken out by the TNCs in the form of profits whereas local communities get nothing as they witness their wealth……

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Martial Law-Type Repression by Dole Philippines vs. Union Alarms NGO (PR) * Latest Posts Human Rights Labor & Employment Press Releases and Statements Regions 

Martial Law-Type Repression by Dole Philippines vs. Union Alarms NGO (PR)

NEWS RELEASE 22 February 2011 Labor NGO Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) expressed alarm over food giant Dole Philippines’ brazen harassment of a militant union amid the ongoing union election today as the company has brought in truckloads of armed men in the workplace. The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, an NGO formed during the Marcos years, said the current highly militarized situation of Dole Philippines in South Cotabato “is reminiscent of the martial-law type repression which barred democratic activities of unions then.” Disclaimer…

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Dole Philippines Workers in Tough Fight as US Company Uses Military Force Vs Union * Latest Posts Economy & Business Human Rights Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Must-Reads Politics & Governance Regions Top Stories 

Dole Philippines Workers in Tough Fight as US Company Uses Military Force Vs Union

By MARYA SALAMAT
Today, Feb. 22, the workers at the largest plantation and cannery in the Philippines will hold a union election. The incumbent KMU-affiliated union, Amado-Kadena, is fighting to retain its dominance even as Dole Philippines uses a pro-management faction of the union against it while the US company, its allies and the military vilify and harass the union’s members and officers.

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Workers in Biggest Pineapple Plantation Kick-off Protests vs. Continued Union-Busting, Harassment Press Releases and Statements 

Workers in Biggest Pineapple Plantation Kick-off Protests vs. Continued Union-Busting, Harassment

President Aquino urged to show teeth in enforcing rulings that hurt big firms Filipino workers from the world’s largest fruit and vegetable producer launched today a series of protests to pressure the company to abide by a Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) directive to recognize the legitimacy of the workers’ union officials and stop measures to quash the union. Led by labor union Asosasyon sa mga Mamumuo sa Dole Alang sa Kalinaw ug Demokratikong Nasud or Amado-Kadena, a member of the National Federation of Labor Unions-KMU (Naflu-KMU), about 500 workers…

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KMU Hits Food Giant Dole Philippines’s Renewed Crackdown vs Union Leaders * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

KMU Hits Food Giant Dole Philippines’s Renewed Crackdown vs Union Leaders

Media Release 19 February 2010 Consistent with the government-capitalist framework of crippling workers’ unions, food giant Dole Philippines operating in South Cotabato is once again using a fake employees’ organization to divide the ranks of workers and kick out union leaders who are asserting workers’ rights. UR-Dole, the company-backed organization of employees, has called for a general assembly of workers in an effort to gather an impeach vote against union leaders of Amado Kadena , the 5,000-strong union under the National Federation of Workers Union-KMU (NAFLU-KMU). Disclaimer | What you…

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