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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Asia-Pacific workers wage struggles to turn ‘formal’ rights into reality

Everywhere, restrictions on workers forming genuine unions have prompted them to do union organizing in an “underground” or clandestine way, at least, at first.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Unionists from Asia and the Pacific share same stories of attacks on workers’ rights

“When workers in Indonesia demand a wage hike, employers threaten them: ‘We would relocate to China.’ In China, employers threaten workers that they would relocate their factory to Vietnam. In Vietnam, employers threaten workers they would relocate...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

KMU slams PMI Bohol Colleges for union-busting

PRESS RELEASE 22 Feb. 2013 MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today the management of the Philippine Maritime Institute in Tagbilaran City, Bohol led by Ms. Rizabel Cloma-Santos for busting the workers’ union in...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering...

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Ang Pagbabalik ng Mga Unyonista

Ang nangyari sa Mayo Uno 2009 ay isa lamang yugto sa realisasyon ng manggagawa sa kanyang halaga, ang tagapag-akda ng kasaysayan. At kung ang indikasyon ay ang bilang ng nagkakaisang hanay ng manggagawa, magsasaka, estudyante, guro at...

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Why Labor Law Doesn’t Work for Workers

Fear of firing is probably the single biggest reason why workers don’t organize unions. According to a recent report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, “Dropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns, 1951-2007,”...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Women’s Group Lauds Victorious Shoe Factory Workers

BY BULATLAT A women’s organization has congratulated the workers of Bleustar Management and Marketing Corporation (BMMC), which makes and distributes Advan shoes and rainboots, for their victorious strike. The victory resulted in the recognition of their union,...

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