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Protest camp of banana workers fired at hours after Kidapawan massacre * Latest Posts Economy Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Top Stories 

Protest camp of banana workers fired at hours after Kidapawan massacre

“The DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) is sleeping on the case of Musahamat workers and it can no longer pretend that nothing is happening. By being silent, it is being complicit in the apparent campaign to silence the workers in Pantukan by any means possible, including murder.”

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Under Aquino: Workers’ rights exist only on paper * Latest Posts Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Top Stories 

Under Aquino: Workers’ rights exist only on paper

When workers try to exercise their rights to hold mass actions and strikes to secure better wages and working conditions, they are labeled or tagged as communist supporters or trouble makers, are brutally dispersed from their picketline, and are harassed with “trumped up” legal cases.

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Unionists from Asia and the Pacific share same stories of attacks on workers’ rights * Latest Posts Economy Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Special Reports Top Stories 

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 to Cambodia. In Cambodia, employers threaten workers that they would relocate to Bangladesh.” – Asia Monitor Resource Center
See also: Indonesian workers battle high prices, low wages despite producing oil, registering growth rates

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

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KMU slams PMI Bohol Colleges for union-busting * Latest Posts Labor & Employment Press Releases and Statements 

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 the school by terminating the union’s officials Last Jan. 15, six union officers of the PMI Faculty and Employees Union, an affiliate of the National Federation of Labor Unions-KMU, were terminated from work without a clear basis, prompting the union to launch a strike last Wednesday. Union officials Alberto Porlacin (President), Joseph Nelson…

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Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry * Latest Posts Economy Labor & Employment - Front Other Stories Special Reports 

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 that 2012 precedes an election year, the Aquino government only responded to decade-long calls of organized labor for a significant, nationwide wage hike with erroneous computations, and policies and pronouncements which labor groups decried as misleading and downright anti-worker. These policies are top billed this year by the labor department’s supposed improvement or…

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