Releases

Worker Detained For Estafa After Filing Labor Raps Against Employer

March 6, 2012

TAYTAY RIZAL – Renato Ojascastro, a worker of Glomar Herbal Philippines Corporation (GHPC), was detained from February 24 to 27 on charges of estafa filed by company owner Maribel Nepucpan months after Ojascastro and two other workers filed labor raps against the company for illegal dismissal, underpayment of wages and other violations of labor standards. […]

Labor NGO condemns violent demolition in San Juan

January 18, 2012

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights condemned the violent demolition of homes in Corazon de Jesus, saying that the brute force and displacement of families from their homes are “never justifications for so-called development projects.” Arman Hernando, CTUHR documentation head said, “We condemn the violence the local government of San Juan enforced on […]

Lucio Tan No-show at Hearing of Charges filed by families of Eton victims

June 24, 2011

Business tycoon and Eton Properties Philippines Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Lucio Tan failed to attend the first preliminary investigation of criminal charges filed against him and five other officials of subcontractors of Eton Construction at the Makati prosecutor’s office, Tuesday, June 21. Charges of non-payment of minimum wage and employment of a minor in hazardous […]

Abrupt Closure of Norwegian MNC Leaves 200 Jobless

May 26, 2011

Union decries illegal shutdown and union busting NOVALICHES — Some 200 workers at Mustad Terminal Tackle Inc. (MTTI) were left jobless in May 24, Tuesday when a sudden announcement at around 10am was made by company officials saying that the factory is ceasing its operations on that very day. MMTI is a Norwegian-owned multinational company […]

Anakpawis local chair cry foul over harassment and assault, to file complaints at the CHR

May 21, 2011

Olongapo City – Local chairperson of Anakpawis Olongapo City, Mr. Santos Umipil, cried foul over harassment and assault done to four civilians namely Lee Corpus, Ronaldo Valdez, Walter Visda and Carmelito Patindao by a group of policemen headed by Captain Panchito Doble and four other police officers plus a civilian agent last May 19 around […]

Australian Union Condemns Wave Of Killings In The Philippines, Supports Calls For Justice

May 17, 2011

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) condemned the waves of political killings in the Philippines and supported the call for independent investigation and justice for the victims. In a letter dated May 2, 2011 addressed to President Benigno Aquino III, AMWU expressed appall over the continuing cases of political killings in the country. Signed by […]

P22 COLA insufficient, insulting to workers – CTUHR

May 10, 2011

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights criticized the P22 cost of living allowance approved by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB), saying that such amount and form of non-wage benefit is both insufficient and insulting to workers. “Twenty-two pesos a day is not even enough to buy a kilo of NFA […]

Murder Of Mining Worker Equates To ‘Killing’ Of Small-Scale Mining By MNCs says CTUHR

May 10, 2011

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemned the killing of Santos “Ricky” Manrique, president of Federation of Miners’ Association in Pantukan (FEDMAP) Compostela Valley saying that the incident is characteristic of how huge mining corporations are also murdering local and small-scale mining groups. “Whilst the murder of Manrique Santos is deplorable in […]

CTUHR Backs Calls for Significant, Legislated Wage Increase

May 10, 2011

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights has reiterated its support for a legislated P125 increase in wages amid pronouncements of the Department of Trade and Industry to “talk” to employers to increase wages minimally. Daisy Arago, executive director of the labor NGO, noted that DTI’s pronouncement only affirms the need for a wage increase. She however stressed […]

CTUHR backs calls for significant, legislated wage hike

April 22, 2011

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights has reiterated its support for a legislated P125 increase in wages amid pronouncements of the Department of Trade and Industry to “talk” to employers to increase wages minimally. Daisy Arago, executive director of the labor NGO, noted that DTI’s pronouncement only affirms the need for a wage increase. She however stressed […]