The union has described the lay-offs as a “gross violation” of their Collective Bargaining Agreement, and “a clear-cut case of union busting.”
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Workers have been infuriated by the callous treatment they’ve received in their workplaces. But many of them recognized that the most surefire way to get their employers to provide the protection they needed was through collective action.
“Crispin Beltran was a patriot who detested foreign troops in Philippine soil, while Aquino is a US puppet who opened up the entire country to US troops. Beltran was a champion of workers’ rights who labored to build unions in the country; Aquino is a capitalist stooge who is presiding over the widespread busting of unions in the country.” – Elmer Labog, KMU
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“If Ka Bel were alive today, he would be here with us fighting the union-busting drive of many capitalists in collusion with the DOLE and the Aquino government. We are giving him the highest tribute in continuing the struggle for workers’ rights, to which he devoted his life.”
“It is like we are under martial law in the economic zone and in the workplace.” – Reden Alcantara, NXP workers union president.
It is of utmost importance for employees to defend their job security and union security. — KMU
By MARYA SALAMAT
While the Radio Mindanao Network’s Davao workers are on strike and the Manila workers battling for the certification of its union, the management, the workers said, has been delaying the negotiations and has been trying to bust the union.
By PATRICIA LOURDES VIRAY
Of the 40.3 million workers who are part of the labor force in the Philippines, 19 million are wage or salary earners, only 1.7 million of whom are union members.
PRESS RELEASE Davao City — Officers and members of the Kahugpungan sa mga Trabahante sa Superstar (KTS) Union appealed today to Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to take actions on the serious violations of the Superstar Coconut Products Inc. management against its workers. The union is also poised to hold a…
News release November 24, 2010 On the second conciliation meeting on the notice of strike filed by the workers, the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company agrees to pay all monetary claims before end this month. These are, however, the claims specified in the preventive mediation case filed by the workers’ unions 2 years ago. This claims…