FELY ARROYO, beneficiary:
“If we’re disconnected, we hook up to our landlord for electricity. We just pay him for it. We always settle our rent and water consumption. Sometimes we cannot cope up with our expenses. I’m trying hard to make ends meet especially that my kids do not support us.”
“We condemn how PNP Chief Inspector Ronald Lao turned two-face even after our dialogue with him and with the KIMACO leadership. During the dialogue, it was clear to Chief Insp. Lao that the KIMACO is willing to disperse voluntarily if the management of Coca-Cola will hear their grievance”, Olalo explained.
“Ending contractualization is a political promise of the President. It is sad that Malacañang is now expecting that promise to be fulfilled by Congress. The law is very clear: the Labor Code provides ample power to the Secretary of Labor to halt labor contracting,” Mata explained.
In a statement released by Alfredo Maranon, National President of FCCU-SENTRO/IUF said that the action of the CCFPI management violates the company’s obligations under the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines as well as the UN Global Compact of which the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta is a signatory.
“The Coca-Cola workers are just among the millions of Filipino workers who are burdened and exploited through widespread contractualization,” Adonis said.
The restructuring and mass layoff on March 2 are outright violations of the above. According to these agreements, unions should be provided with quality information and to engage in negotiations with union representatives to minimize the negative impact of any changes affecting employment.
Alfredo Maranon, National President of FCCU-SENTRO/IUF, states that the action of the CCFPI management violates the company’s obligations under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines as well as the UN Global Compact of which The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta is a signatory.
“Habang nagme-meeting ang top leadership ng FCCU-SENTRO noong 23 at 29 ng Enero, hinggil sa napabalitang umano’y tanggalan, binira ng COKE FEMSA management ang aming mga lider sa visayas at mindanao branch,” FCCU-Sentro organizer Danny Fuentes said.
“It is very clear that the selection process of the management is harassment and has the intention of busting the union. No consultation… No discussion within the union and it is very clear the selection process of the management is biased and without due process.”
“Paglabag sa DOLE-PEZA-PNP guidelines ang mga ito. Pananagutan ng PEZA at ni Atty. Norma Tuñag, administrator ng Cavite ecozone, ang marahas na pag-atake sa mapayapang welga ng mga kababaihang manggagawa. Bukod sa tauhan ng PEZA ang Jantro guards, sila ang may kontrol sa lahat ng nangyayari sa loob ng ecozone,” pahayag ni Rene Magtubo, tagapangulo ng Partido Manggagawa (PM) at sumusuporta sa mga kababaihang manggagawa.
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