“Noong bata pa ako, palipat lipat ng trabaho ang tatay ko dito sa Valenzuela at sa iba pang lugar, Kontraktwal siyang manggagawa. Madalas, wala siyang trabaho. Nakita ko kung gaano kahirap ang buhay niya at ang buhay namin. Maliit lang ang kinikita niya. Ngayon, mahigit 20 na ang edad ko, kontraktwal din akong manggagawa at […]

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  PRESS STATEMENT

Fourteen workers were killed in politically motivated killings and workers are restive over absence of significant change in their condition that has not come under the Duterte administation, says a labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR). This number is more than twice the six (6) victims […]

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PRESS STATEMENT March 24, 2017

KADAMAY’S #OCCUPYPABAHAY, A MANIFESTATION OF THE FAILURE OF 25-YEAR OLD UDHA

On the 25th anniversary of the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 (UDHA), the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) stands in solidarity and calls for  more support to Kadamay’s occupation of idle housing projects […]

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Press Statement

February 27,2017

 (This used to be a mountain, stripped to the ground by Nickel mining, Surigao del Sur)

   

The labour rights organization, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) commends the decisiveness of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez to suspend […]

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(photo from Kodao.org)

Members of the National Fact-Finding Mission (NFFM) on the House Technology Industries tragedy revealed today that hundreds of HTI workers still remain unaccounted, contrary to the claim of HTI management, the Philippine Export Processing Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Cavite local government unit.

“The public deserves to know […]

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PRESS STATEMENT

06 February 2017

Statement of the National Fact Finding Mission on the HTI tragedy

 In light of the apparent information blackout concerning the fire that devoured the House Technology Industries main building (HTI) inside the Cavite Export Processing Zone, various labor institutions and people’s organization initiated […]

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“Napatupad na ba ang pagbabawal sa ENDO?“

CTUHR Workers Shout SMS Hotline often receives this message from workers from different parts of the country. Six months into the Duterte administration, contractualization remains to be one of the most prevalent problems that plague the Filipino workers even as President Duterte promised to end contractualization.

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On the 68thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, labor rights group Center for Trade Union and Human Rights called on the Duterte administration to take human rights issues seriously and put an end to human rights violations in the country exacerbated by his administration’s war on drugs, and continued militarization. “Pres. Duterte was […]

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Workers, trade unions, labor rights  groups found an international ally  in UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) when it called for reinstatement of a national minimum wage, an end to endo system in its report  following a review of Philippines’ economic and social rights commitment released last October. “These recommendations [of […]

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