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By ALDWIN QUITASOL Labor Watch Northern Dispatch MANKAYAN, Benguet, Philippines — Mine workers at the Lepanto Mine Division of the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMCo) picketed the company’s general office to demand a stop to the extended work-rotation scheme and other unfair labor practices. Manny Binhaon Jr., president of Lepanto Employees Union-National Federation of Labor…

By MARYA SALAMAT Labor Watch Bulatlat CABUYAO, Laguna, Philippines — As with millions of workers around the globe, the first half of the year has been unkind to Filipino workers of NXP (The Next Performance), a leading global semiconductors company with operations at the Light Industry Science Park in this town. In January, 400 of…

When Bulatlat last visited Arnold Redondo, which was early last February, he still had his job as a production operator at Eighttech Manufacturing Corporation, one of the companies operating at the Cavite Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) which is the largest export-processing zone in the country – though he and his co-workers had been working for…

BY Bulatlat.com September 3, 2008 – 4:31 p.m. Workers led by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement), and various sectors led by the Unity for P125 alliance, attended en masse the first hearing of the P125 wage hike bill in the House of Representatives. KMU Chair Elmer Labog said, “This hearing was the result…

Si Ka Bel ang anti-thesis ng pagtaliwas sa linya ng historikal na panlipunang pagbabago. Nanatiling naninindigan si Ka Bel sa kilusang masa hanggang sa huling sandali na ang wanna-be gitnang uring mamamayan ay higit na nahahalina sa Nokia N-90, Trinoma at Mall of Asia, Krispy Kreme, budget airlines, Asus computer, at paper-thin na Mac na…

Sa kapitalismo, binubura ang napakahalagang lahok ng paggawa sa transformasyon ng hilaw na materyales—mga bagay—tungo sa pagiging komoditi nito. Nawawala ang paggawa sa pagtunghay, resepsyon at konsumpsyon ng komoditi. NI ROLAND TOLENTINO KULTURANG POPULAR KULTURA Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 Sa kapitalismo, binubura ang napakahalagang lahok ng paggawa sa transformasyon ng…

‘Not without a fight’ seems to be the motto of many militant unions against efforts to bust their unions; they basically always put up a fight for wages, jobs and rights. BY MARYA SALAMAT LABOR WATCH Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 In the busy street of Marcos Alvarez in…