Justice for 56 Slain Workers and Unionists!

January 18, 2023

As the International Labor Organization – High Level Tripartite Mission approaches, we reiterate our calls for justice and accountability for the 56 extrajudicial killings among agricultural workers, trade unionists and labor rights defenders under the Duterte administration. Injustice prevails as no perpetrator has been held to account with these brutal attacks. Workers and unionists continue […]

Trade Union Rights Group Slams Recent Attacks against Unionists

January 24, 2021

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) vehemently condemned the series of continuous state-sponsored red-tagging and harassment against workers’ unions and labor rights defenders. CTUHR raised alarm on the intensifying attacks against unionists and labor rights advocates and appealed to the Filipinos and the international community to unite and resist this. “This government […]


January 4, 2021

New Normal sa Ilalim ni Duterte: Panunupil at Kapabayaan Makasaysayan ang Taong 2020 sa lahat. Napakaraming mga pangyayaring lokal at pandaigdigan ang bumago sa takbo ng kinasanayang buhay ng nakararami. Kung sa Pilipinas iyan, nariyan ang mga sunud-sunod na disaster at kalamidad mula sa pag-aalburoto ng Bulkang Taal, Bagyong Ulysses, Rolly, Vicky at iba pa. […]

Dole Philippines retrenched 478 regular workers amidst pandemic and recession.

October 12, 2020

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) seeks your solidarity and support in calling for the immediate reinstatement of 478 regular workers and cease the retrenchment program of Dole Philippines Inc. (Dolefil) in Polomolok, South Cotabato, in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. The workers denounce the unexpected termination of their employment after their […]

Defend Human Rights, Resist Duterte’s Terror Law

July 4, 2020

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights condemns the passing of the Anti-Terrorism Act which was signed yesterday, July 3, by President Rodrigo Duterte. We believe that the law will only worsen human rights violations and abuses on workers and Filipino people. Its provisions clearly show that it will not protect workers and peoples […]


March 23, 2020

When we say #MassTestingNowPH, we call on the national government to implement a national testing program that prioritizes: • the health workers/frontliners• Person Under Investigation (PUI)/Person Under Monitoring (PUM)• the vulnerable sectors of the population (including the elderly) While social distancing and community quarantine work, it must be complemented with a national testing program to […]

No to ABS-CBN Shutdown!

February 21, 2020

We are in solidarity with the Filipino people in saying #NoToABSCBNshutdown 11,000 jobs is one too many in a country where 12.4 million families barely survive with P132 or less per person per day.  Let us also not let the Duterte administration use this to silence the media for his political vendetta. #DefendPressFreedom

Free Maoj Maga Now!

February 21, 2020

February 22 marks the 2nd year of Marklen Maojo “Maoj” Maga’s illegal detention. Maga is a volunteer staff of National Labor Center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU). He also helped in organizing PISTON and its national coordinated protest in 2018.  Maga was abducted on February 22, 2018 by plainclothesmen who introduced themselves as PNP officers, while he […]

No to Martial Law in Negros!

August 2, 2019

Resist Martial Law in Negros, Stop the Killings! Build Peace in Negros Now! What’s in Negros Island that killings, violence and poverty keep on pounding the province and its people seems to have not known peace in their lives?  Why is the State is using it as a laboratory or testing ground for something so dangerous […]