Strip search suspension for jail visits welcome — Labor NGO

May 11, 2024

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), an NGO that empowers workers in the formal and informal sectors of the economy to claim their labor and human rights, lauds the suspension of the New Bilibid Prison’s strip and cavity search among visitors of political prisoners in the jail facility. While we welcome the […]

Surface Lariosa! Minda Labor Organizer’s Abduction Reaches 1 Month

May 10, 2024

Today, May 10, is the first month of the abduction and enforced disappearance of veteran Mindanao labor organizer William Lariosa in Quezon, Bukidnon. We demand that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr and his government surface Lariosa now! Stop the abduction and enforced disappearance of labor activists! Stop the attacks on the labor movement! Eyewitnesses say that […]

‘No Vaccine, No Work policy,’ Discriminatory and Tantamount to Illegal Dismissal

October 27, 2021

“It is nothing but discriminatory and in times of pandemic where many are hungry, the policy is not only illegal but cruel and inhumane”. The Secretary knows very well the existing no work, no pay policy, CTUHR said in a statement. The last several days, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello […]

Labor Rights Group Challenges Nestle’s Commitment to Human Rights amidst Reports of Illegal Retrenchment and Harassment of Unionists

October 4, 2021

..”At Nestlé, we are determined to keep violations out of the value chains we control and to foster systems that can help keep them out of those we do not.” – Nestle Global website  The Center of Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) appreciates and counts on the human rights commitment made by Nestle Global in […]

[Repost] Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse Kills at Least 168

July 2, 2020

Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse Kills at Least 168 Dozens of miners were missing after a huge pile of muddy waste collapsed into an open pit in northern Myanmar, triggering a vast wave, an official said. By Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/world/asia/myanmar-jade-mine-collapse.html MANDALAY, Myanmar — With barely enough time to yell “run,” hundreds of jade miners had […]

On DOLE’s Issuance of DO 213

May 19, 2020

“Are the workers being abandoned?” This is the reaction of labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) when the Department of Labor and Employment issued Department Order 213, Series of 2020 or the “Prescribing Guidelines in the Prescription of Actions and the Suspension of Reglementary Periods To File Pleadings, Motions and […]

DOLE’S Closure of Assistance Program, Unjust, Irresponsible and Pointless

April 17, 2020

On April 15, 2020, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that its COVID-19 Adjustment Measure Program (CAMP) is now closed for new applications. OIC Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay said that this is to give way to the transition to the wage subsidy for small business program of the Department of Finance.  The Center […]

On Human Rights Day, Labor Rights Group Demands Justice and Accountability for EJKs and other Trade Union Rights Violations

December 10, 2019

On the occasion of the 71stAnniversary of the universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) joins the tens of thousands of Filipinos to protest in order to protect and defend human rights under the Duterte regime.  “There is no let up in the state attacks against human rights […]

Deaths amid Growth for a Few, Destitution and Resistance

August 2, 2019

Labor Rights NGO Express Solidarity with Protesting Holcim Workers

May 10, 2019

The labor rights NGO, Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) vehemently condemns the  brutal attack against the protesting workers of Lafarge Holcim Ltd.  Reports say that last May 1, the picketline of protesting workers under the union Davao Holcim Employees Workers Union was attacked by around 20 unidentified motorcycle riding men armed with knives. […]