COMMUNITY PANTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08ge8nTBr-8 This phenomenal initiative has grown into a SOCIAL MOVEMENT and steadily gaining popularity and support. Now with over 400 sites of operation all over the country, barely 2 weeks, since its inception in a humble makeshift at Maginhawa St.Read More
PMAA/CPM: Let’s be the Media!
CPM DOES NOT ONLY ENCOURAGE WORKERS TO BE LABOR BEAT CONTRIBUTORS… BUT IT ALSO CUT ACROSS AMONG STUDENTS. THEY DID NOT ONLY JOIN CPM TO LEARN… BUT TO IMPART THEIR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO WORKERS AS WELL.Read More
NAGKAISA to Bello, investigate NutriAsia violence!
It’s about time we review the Joint Memorandum of Agreement and Guidelines of the DOLE, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines, which outlines the proper conduct of men in uniform when it comes to mass actions related to labor disputes.Read More
NAGKAISA to Congress, prioritize to uplift workers’ lives vs ChaCha!
“Let us not wait for another occupational accident or disaster to happen to compel the president to act on it. Workers, who are the biggest tax-paying sector in country should be accorded equivalent attention by Congress by acting on measures that would protect and promote workers’ interests,” Matula concluded.Read More
SONA ni Duterte ibasura!
Panawagan ng labor groups ibasura ang cha-cha, wakasan ang endo, igalang ang mga kababaihan, itigil ang patayan at patalsikin si duterte.Read More
PILMI-KASAMA handang-handa na sa pakikipag-CBA!
Ang paghaharap na ito para sa pakikipagtawaran (bargaining)ay malaking hamon sa mga opisyales ng PILMI-KASAMA, sapagkat ang mga miyembro nila ay umaasa na ito na ang simula ng pagbabago sa kanilang kalagayan sa loob ng nasabing pagawaan.Read More
CLC: “A decade of worship and struggle for the Filipino working people!”
“There are existing provisions in the constitution which has not been implemented like the living wage and the security of tenure,” Bishop Pabillo said.Read More
Unionist are not criminals!
“We demanded that the posters be removed immediately and calls on MEPZ workers not to be intimidated by this kind of harassment from their employers and MEPZ authorities,” Magtubo said.Read More
Learn the beat!
According to Frederick Sarmiento, an attendee, the objectives of the CPM were clearly stated from the start of the orientation. “I was able to learn a lot more,” he said. “Mr. Jude and his team helped me and my colleagues understand more about reality and taught us ways how to help others.”Read More
Balik eskwela, balik problema!
Tatlong taon na ang uniform ni Totoy at Ineng, kupas na at maraming beses ng ni-repair ang mga butas, don’t forget, pair yan, blouse and skirt at polo and pants. Bibili ka ng kahit dalawang set lang na pagpapalit-palitin.Read More
DOLE ibinulgar ang mga delingkwenteng kumpanya!
Sa datos ng DOLE, 99,526 mula sa 900,000 ng mga establisyemento ang kanilang na-inspeksyon noong Hunyo 2016 hanggang Abril ng taong kasalukuyan, nasa 3,377 na kumpanya ang hinihinalang lumabag sa labor only contracting.
At ang kabuuang apektadong manggagawa ay nasa 224,852.
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.”
Workers protest, not a criminal act, Endo is!
“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.Read More
Labor groups to Malacañang: Sign the EO to prohibit ENDO!
“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.Read More
Coke workers arrested for fighting ENDO in Davao City!
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.Read More
Regularize 675 contractual Coke Sta. Rosa workers!
“The Coca-Cola workers are just among the millions of Filipino workers who are burdened and exploited through widespread contractualization,” Adonis said.Read More
Workers form coalition vs COKE-FEMSA Philippines massive-layoff!
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.Read More
FCCU-SENTRO/IUF slam massive lay-off of 600 employees in Coca-Cola FEMSA PHILIPPINES INC.!
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.Read More
COKE FEMSA’s move, a violation of CBA and workers right!
“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.Read More
COKE-FEMSA to terminate at least 600 employees!
“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.”Read More
Welga ng mga Kababaihang Manggagawa nilusob, 2 sugatan!
“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.Read More
UNION’s, make it possible!
Now, forward ever and with abounding experiences learned from the tumultuous last decade, BWI goes headstrong to engage the coming challenges that will come its way.Read More
AMANDLA: Power to the People!
Organised workers are the bulwark against this crisis; by fighting for a democratic workplace and taking on broader issues of social and environmental justice, the union movement is fighting back.Read More
Trade Union statements on the 8th ASEAN RTSDC in Manila
After the discussion on the conference statement, trade unions affiliated to Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and Public Services International (PSI) along with NAGKAISA Labor Coalition expressed their strong objection to the final Conference Joint Statement for not living up to the spirit of tripartism and social dialogue.Read More
The ground crew — Philippine Airlines (Part 3)
The retrenched employees particularly the cabin crew sought to remedy through the judicial process and filed a complaint on the grounds of unfair labor practice and illegal retrenchment.Read More
The ground crew — Philippine Airlines (Part 2)
SEPTEMBER 27 will be the 71st anniversary of the Union and six days after, the 6th year anniversary of the lock-out. The small assembly finds its occasion for everybody to greet one another and to recall their struggles.Read More
The ground crew — Philippine Airlines (Part 1)
Joaquin Garcia: “A score of our members in the Union died in the picket line. Perhaps they might still be alive if they were not terminated. Why? When we were still working in PAL, you’ll just have to go to the clinic when you feel something and you’ll be attended to. Now what? How can we have proper check-up when we do not even have a single penny to buy candies? So you tell me… This is distressing.”Read More
Workers: Defend Public Services and Reject RCEP!
We demand that the RCEP negotiations be halted until the text is made public and discussed in parliament and in tripartite bodies in our respective countries. We reaffirm and support the call of ASEAN Parliamentarians for a thorough cost-benefit assessment of RCEP as well as a human rights impact assessment. We demand that submissions from the trade union movement and other people’s organizations, based on a careful examination of the proposition on the table be taken as part of the negotiation process.Read More
Aksyon Kababaihan — SENTRO News!
AKSYONG KABABAIHAN — SENTRO News… Tutoong mga balita… mula sa mga tutoong manggagawa!Read More
ENDO knows no boundaries!
“News Anchor is a position necessary and desirable to the business of People’s Television (PTV4), in eleven years, she is a regular employee and cannot be terminated without just cause or authorized cause even if she is in the public service/ sector,” Edwin Bustillos, sectoral representative of the Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) explained.Read More
Social Media Training a must for unions?
She confides that the recently concluded training is their own way of cascading the knowledge and skills they have gained to their own members after attending the seminar on Social Media sponsored by the Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN) and People’s Media Advocacy Asia (PMAA) last April in Metro Manila.
She adds, she is fortunate to be among the participants in the said seminar as she understood how social media can be a powerful tool to inform, educate and engage the members to union matters and national issues.Read More
CPCCEU new logo, soon to be launched!
“Kalakip ng pagkakabuo ng social media ng CPCCEU magkaroon din it’o ng mga sariling kolumnista, technical editor na siyang magiging bahagi ng aming pahayagan sa social media,” Betito explained.
[ With the creation of CPCCEU social media team, soon, it will also have its own writer or columnist and technical editor that will be part of our newsgroup in social media]
NAGKAISA welcomes lower tax but rejects regressive impact of excise taxes!
“These are the immediate impact that will hit everyone while the poor wait for the promised transfers contained in the proposed expenditure programs of the government,” said Magtubo.Read More
Peace for Mindanao, not war!
The real possibility of a state of martial law being utilized for counter-insurgency and the suppression of civil liberties, including workers’ and trade union rights, is a well-founded fear of our people due to our two-decade experience of dictatorship.Read More
Be the media: LEARN social media training, a success!
Novelita Palisoc, President at Murphy Domestic Workers of the Philippines Chapter receiving her Certificate after completing the 3 days Social Media Training conducted by LEARN. With her is John Mape, Education officer of LEARN
She said Social Media is the fastest way to communicate with other people.
SENTRO statement for May 1
Truth is, the Duterte regime is only consistent in one thing: it wants to kill, and the freedom to kill who it wants to kill. The spate of extrajudicial killings occurring all over the country—ostensibly sponsored and abetted by the Philippine National Police’s Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Double Barrel—has claimed anywhere between 8,000 to 10,000 lives already. This has worsened the situation of poor women, leaving them in trauma, isolation and greater vulnerability to further abuse such as prostitution. In addition to this, the Philippine Congress reintroduces the death penalty, and was passed by the House of Representatives last March 7, 2017, awaiting advancement in the Philippine Senate—despite the Philippines’ international commitment to treaties not to do so. Another legislative bill intends to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to nine (9) years of age, pushing back the victory in the past of children’s rights groups.Read More
Wala tayong maaasahang manunubos, kaya’t ang ating kaligtasa’y nasa ating pagkilos!
We call on the working people to continue the struggle against contractualization and the precariousness of living sustained by the Duterte regime’s neo-liberal policies by asserting their basic right to a law-abiding, dignified and genuinely safe society—not the selective security of the privileged that preys on the massacre of the poor.Read More
Stop contractualisation of regular jobs in banks!
Employees, under the Philippine Constitution, have the Right to Security Tenure. Article XIII Section 8 it is stated that “It is state policy to assure all workers to Security of Tenure.”Read More
“Uphold democracy, our human rights”
“Even the wake of the victims of EJK are not visited and properly mourned due to fear in communities. The women suffer in the destruction of homes due to the rampant killings and the “double-standard” observation of justice among the accused drug offenders and those they call coddlers of suspects,” said the statement.Read More
DOLE: Ilang kumpanya sa Dabaw boluntaryong tinapos ang ENDO!
Ayon kay Wilson Fortaleza, tagapagsalita ng PM, hindi katanggap-tangap ang rason ng MERALCO na magkakasabay na maintenance shutdown sa panahon ng tag-init. Aniya, maraming pagkakataon na makapagsagawa ng pagkukumpuni ng mga planta, bakit itinataon nila ito tuwing buwan ng summer, kung saan mas tumataas ang pangangailangan sa kuryente.Read More
Rules allowing agency hiring rejected anew by workers groups
It is still a sad day for workers. But the struggle continues. It’s time for a full court press and nationwide actions. We thus demand that Pres. Duterte issue an Executive Order in place of this bad order and certify as an urgent measure HB4444 that seeks the prohibition of contractualization and the criminalization of such offenseRead More
Workers win prohibition on endo and contractualization!
NAGKAISA urges the Filipino working class to remain vigilant to make sure that government bodies under instruction to comply with the labor demands do not stray out of line.Read More
Labor groups denounce mass layoff of TV5 news management
We in SENTRO, therefore repeat what NABU Chairperson Arthur Guda’s commitment that we will provides legal and organizational assistance to the TV5 Employees Union. In these trying times of worker rights’ suppression, SENTRO believes in sending aid to all our fellow working peoples equally, regardless of their social and partisan positioning.Read More
TV5 terminates 100 regular employees!
Para sa kaalaman ng lahat, ang TV5 ay under sa MPIC ( Metro Pacific Investment Corp) ni MVP. Ibig sabihin maari niya itong isalba o tulungan gamit ang ibang kumpanya na pag-aari niya na may limpak limpak na TUBO hanggang sa ganap na pagbangon nito. Sa katunayan, nakasulat sa financial statement ng TV5 na galing sa SEC ( security and Exchange Commission) na ang perang ipinambili ni MVP sa TV5 ay nagmula sa retirement fund ng PLDT. Kapag para sa kanyang pakinabang kaya niyang gumawa ng paraan pero bakit ang pagsalba sa manggagawa hindi nya magawa? Hindi parehas ang laban.Read More
KASAMMA-CCO-FCCU Panalo vs Coca-Cola FEMSA
Kabilang sa nilgadaang kasunduan ng unyon at management ay ang pagkilala ng Coca-cola FEMSA sa labing tatlong arawang manggagawa na boluntaryong nagbitiw mula sa NLU noong kasagsagan ng freedom period, bilang miembro ng KASAMMA-CCO-FCCU at kikilalanin din ng Coca-cola FEMSA ang membership ng dalawang arawang empleyado mula naman sa Bagumbayan Distribution Center bilang kasapi ng KASAMMA-CCO-FCCU.Read More
Dalawang empleyado ng Coca-Cola Femsa, sugatan sa welga!
Ang welga sa planta ng Femsa ay nag-umpisa hatinggabi noong Linggo (19 February), ito’y matapos na balewalain ng kumpaya ang Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiation sa unyon.Read More
PMAA on Philippine labor, lets be the media!
We envision a future that avoids such catastrophes. A substantial number of trade unionists remain, and they are uniquely positioned to uphold labor laws for themselves and for the precarious worker. Our theory of change taps this market for the social good, addressing labor issues in the Philippines and in ASEAN, such as migration and woman worker’s rights.Read More
FAREMO workers months-long labor dispute settled
“We owe this victory to the determination to fight for our members and the solidarity of fellow trade unions and international labor rights advocates. We also thank our management for granting the demands of the union and even Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglungsod whose office patiently mediated the dispute until it was resolved,” Jessel Autida, president of the Faremo labor union, said.Read More
Justice and assistance for Cavite EPZA fire victims sought!
“Accidents are not acts of divine providence that can be dismissed as unavoidable. Instead, accidents are the result of unsafe acts and therefore preventable by strict enforcement of occupational safety and health and labor standards,” Sequena explained.Read More
Be the media!
Our team provides Philippine and Asean labor advocates with labor news and social media and communications training.
We also boost labor stories and campaigns to a main stream audience via our affiliates media networks.Read More
PMAA urges Filipino working class, be the media!
“Their only hope is the web and social media. That’s why we are teaching them to report on their on plight, on their own situation to tell everybody about their situation their grievances and their struggles. Workers news from the workers themselves, we always tell them do not hate on the media, that’s their job, they have their limitation, with social media you can be the media,” Jim Libiran said. People’s Media Advocacy, AsiaRead More
Labor groups support the SSS program to run after delinquent employers
In the report released by SSS Senior Vice President Voltaire Agas said at least there are about 34,000 employer’s that are being charged for non-remittance of SSS contribution amounting to P1.4 billion. He said delinquent employers are liable for “a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or more than Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00), or imprisonment for not less than six (6) years and one (1) day or more than twelve (12) years, or both, at the discretion of the court.Read More
Employers challenging the Duterte Administration
Mahalia Casiraya Bertillo in her facebook account said that Fontana workers “are mere victims for these unfortunate events involving the owner (Jack Lam) of this business and some greedy politicians who lick the President by ordering the immediate closure of casino without any due process.”Read More
Pearl Island Commercial Corp. welcomes 2017 by terminating regular employees
“Pearl Islands is not losing revenues. It is doing good and prospering in the market. It is a supplier of food paper products like food wrappers for Jollibee, KFC, Max, Dunkin Donut, Windy’s, Andoks and other food chains. It has a workplace at 37 Igdalig st. corner Mauban st. Quezon city,” Atty Matula explained.Read More
No D.O yet–Sec. Bello
“We urge Secretary Bello to facilitate a dialogue with the President and we will ask him to issue an Executive Order and certify House Bill 4444 or the “MENDOZA WORKERS BILL” authored by Rep. Raymond Mendoza, TUCP Partylist. The bill aims to strengthen the security of tenure,” Edralin added.Read More
BWI assists distressed OFW
And for my fellow Filipino working abroad, if you think your right is being violated or abused, your dignity has been suppressed by your employers, don’t lose hope because there are people who are willing to support you, especially the BWI. They are the organization with a big heart who are willing to protect the OFW.Read More
2,000 Fontana employees, lost their jobs after the casino shut down
As usual, the TV news is blowing the issue all out of proportion. The legit business was reported illegal; that we were shut down due to lack of permits. Not true at all. The Casino’s closure may be understandable since it’s a cash cow, as others may see it. But to include the rest of the property in the cessation of operations- villas, hotels, water park, food outlets and other facilities, that is totally unreasonable and cruel.Read More
The Philippines Daily Express Employees Union Experience
Change did come. ‘TAMA NA, sobra na, palitan na!,” was the war cry of a Daily Express proofreader, Guillermo ‘Guil’ Franco, who studied in UP Diliman, against Johnny Gatbonton in the next elections of the Philippines Daily Express Employees Union Inc (PDEEUI). President Franco admitted that he, too, was offered by the Express management with “inspirational, motivational and persuasive” perks upon his assumption into office.Read More
‘Jollibee’s SEEDS are not growing’
“I have no SSS (social security). I have no Pag-IBIG (housing plan). I have no 13th month pay. Jollibee’s reasons for not deducting and for not giving fringe benefits are ‘noble,’ and quite logical. “If they do deduct from our trainee-pay, we will all become zero-balance every payday!”Read More
Makapagluluklok ba ang Pinoy ng Pangulong mala-Duterte at Pacquiao galing sa uri ng manggagawa?
Apat lamang ang problema ng Pinoy na ipinaglalaban ng watakwatak na obrero: employment, unemployment, underemployment, ayon sa LEARN sa kanilang studies and researches, at “misemployment,” kung maidadagdag ko pa. Kailangan ba’ng dumanak ang dugo at magkamatayan dahil ipinaglalaban mo ang buhay at kabuhayan?Read More
First in a series: CNN Philippines unionizing
If CNN Philippines’ workers dilly-dally in getting well organized as a full fledged media entity with a reliable union, that BBC London and other foreign media brands may follow suit, probably, Mr Ramon Ang, the current top honcho, may lead the way to industrial peace, harmony, synergy and compassion within the ranks of the CNN PH media workers by first encouraging them to unionize and let it become as strong as the CNN mother company’s union, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians–Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA).Read More
NABU condemns GMA7 ‘union busting’
“If the GMA management’s move was not taken seriously by the labor movement it will be a possible precedent. That’s why we at NABU is taking this seriously and we will file the necessary legal action to address it properly,” Guda explained.Read More
LEARN: Labor outlook 2016
Sa pagbaba ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa puwesto, nakangingiti kung hindi man lubos na nakatatawang isipin kung tutuusin ang isa pang pagsusuri at pag-uuri ng mismong National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) na nagsabing “kailangang sumahod ng PhP100,000.00 bawat buwan ang karaniwang Pinoy upang mabuhay nang disente.” Sa kitang iyan, ani NEDA, maaari nang makakain ng sapat, may matirhan, makabili ng damit, may maipampaaral, may maipampadoktor, may pang-gas at gasolina, at magkaroon ng aliwan o libangan o bakasyon ang karaniwang kababayan kasama ang kanyang buong pamilya.Read More
Workers lament PH telco disservice to the public
CPM News Asia is paging, as of this writing, the PH National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Department of Information, Communication and Technology (DITC), as well as the Sun, Globe and Smart companies regarding their comments on these issues.Read More
Lugi daw, Faremo international garment nagsara!
Malaki ang paniniwala ng UNYON na isa itong porma ng “UNION BUSTING”, dahil base sa mga nakalap nilang impormasyon, posibleng ang deklarasyong magsara ng Faremo ay isang istratehiya lamang para mabuwag ang unyon at iwasan ang pagbibigay ng anumang benepisyo para sa mga manggagawa base na rin sa kanilang naging sama-samang pakiki-pagtawaran o collective bargaining agreement (CBA) kamakailan.Read More
Labor summit: make or break!
“The Duterte government is bent to form its political base—an organized loyal and faithful constituency. What it is doing now is to organize those who voted for him or those who are still not disappointed about him. It is bent on maintaining its popularity and making populism (not only popularity) works for him. It is sincere in making sure that the labor groups will not get in the way of the formation of his “Kilusang Pagbabago.” In short, the labor movement must not get in Duterte’s way,” Albano explained.Read More
Why do employers dislike unions?
A union is a tool and instrument for workers and employees to air their grievances and to protect their interests in the workplace. A union is not an organization that aims to dismantle the company’s reputation or even encourage workers to leave their job.Read More
Consultant is the new title for contract worker
Millions of Filipinos who are left behind in the Philippine homeland find themselves fighting and surviving with the little they are compensated with and remunerated for, by and through some kind of “psychic income” (say, via nice-to-hear titles or designations, for instance).Read More
Bakit umuusog ang EJK sa hanay ng obrero?
Sa unang sandaang araw ni Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa pagka-Pangulo, mahigit 3,000 at dumadami pang narkotrapikista ang naitutumba. May naitalang pito sa hanay ng manggagawa na hindi drogista ang napaslang nitong Setyembre 2016 lamang . At ang isusunod sa puntirya ang mga artista, pari o madre, aktibista laban sa buktot na pagmiminahan, pagsasaka, pangingisda at pagsira ng kalikasan, taga-media, politikong hindi pulpol, at ibang kontrapelo sa politika. Malay mo, ikaw na ang next sa matrix ng bagong era ng noong panahon ng Hapon ay binansagang mga makapili?Read More
Pizza hut employees win labor case, now back to work
“Ang panalo namin ngayon ay panalo ng buong labor movement sa kabuuan. Bagamat maliit, masasabing kong tagumpay pa rin ito. Malaking tulong ang naging suporta ng bawat mga manggagawa, dahil kung walang suporta kaming nakuha sa hanay ng mga manggagawa, posibleng hindi ito pinakingan ng PPI management,” Atty Odio said.Read More
Labor leaders’ safety sought
And Remy Cruz has this to say: “War on drugs is not really a war on drugs, IT IS A TOOL USED BY THE PRESIDENT DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION TO DESTROY OR ELIMINATE ALL POLITICAL OPPOSITION.”Read More
Justice for Orlando Abangan, Justice for all EJK victims!
In a statement by Billy Kyte, campaigner for the global witness said, “Increasingly, communities that take a stand are finding themselves in the firing line of companies’ private security, state forces and a thriving market for contract killer.” Kyte also added, “For every killing we document, many others go unreported.”Read More
“Ginamit nya lang ang kanyang posisyon at impluwensya para maging bansot ang kalagayan ng mga manggagawa sa anumang sektor sa bansa. Marami sa kanyang desisyon ay hindi pabor sa mga manggagawa bagkus mas makikita ang bias nya sa mga may-ari ng kumpanya,” Atty. Arellano told the Center for People’s Media.Read More
Yokohama employees seek DOLE assistance on labor issue
“Alex,” who refused to be identified for fear of losing his job, said that before their union was recognized as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent of Yokohama Philippines by winning the Certification Election (C.E) in August of 2015, at least five of their union officers had been harassed and several terminated without due process.Read More
MIGRANT workers surviving the Pandemic!
“With the pandemic, you must think about it and appreciate what you have. The get-together, the values, people have to learn from this, some people don’t, I did. What I am struggling (Arturo pause for a while and sigh), personally COVID hit me in my lungs, and so my lungs is working less 65%”, Arturo narrates.Read More
Migrant workers surviving the PANDEMIC!
“With the pandemic, you must think about it and appreciate what you have. The get-together, the values, people have to learn from this, some people don’t, I did. What I am struggling (Arturo pause for a while and sigh), personally COVID hit me in my lungs, and so my lungs is working less 65%”, Arturo Cantu narrates.Read More
WORKERS OF THE WORLD, QUO VADIS? THE Post-Pandemic Challenge to Labor!
“While the CEOs are at constant pace with all the technological developments, organized labor and trade Unions are still busy with their old and traditional ways of doing things, and employees and workers are left alone content with gratification of having a smartphone and FB and Utube and Tiktok.”Read More
Surge in Activism Seen This 2021!
CTHUR noted that the recent actions of the Department of Labor (DOLE) and the Duterte administration barely answer the problems confronting the workers but rather uses the Pandemic as a cover to further suppress workers rights and red-tag anyone critical to the government.Read More
IF NOT FOR THE UNION: A personal realization.
The Union as we know it, protects the welfare of the workers. It is why they go through tedious process of collective bargaining agreement- to make sure that the best interest of workers are well thought of and protected.Read More
From Pandemic to Politics: Culinary Union hustles the hurdles!
“Donald Trump is a threat to the livelihood of workers and our families. Since August 1st, canvassers have been in the streets knocking on doors, talking to voters, and getting out the vote for Biden-Harris. Every political effort draws from the Culinary Union’s 85-years of rich knowledge of effective voter contact, which is rooted in the principle of working people talking to each other about the importance of building power through voting,” Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Treasurer-Secretary of the Culinary Union.Read More
WHO WILL THE UNIONS ENDORSE?
“Donald Trump is a threat to the livelihoods of workers and our families,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union Local 226 in Las Vegas.Read More
HOTEL WORKERS & LABOR UNIONS VS COVID19!
“This is a very challenging year and yet that did not stop the union from being creative and resourceful in making things possible to help alleviate the feeling of uncertainty and worry. The officers saw through their needs and addressed it. Working despite the risk and doing it happily for Solidarity. Mabuhay ang NUWHRAIN PPC!Read More