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.
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.
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.
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.
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 offense
“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.”