Workers of Pepmaco and their supporters conducted a picket protest near in their plant in Airstrip Silangan, Canlubang, Calamba City in Laguna last September 9. They are still demanding for regularization of work and to improve working condition.
The Pepmaco Workers Union (PWU-NAFLU-KMU) thru their Union President Angelo Canete vows to continue their collective action until their demand shall be met. Their strike is now more than 2 months after hundred of workers were dismissed due to union busting and contractualization scheme. Workers also complained of poor safety and working conditions inside the factory such as lack of Personal Protective Clothes and Equipment (PPC/PPE).
The said company is owned by Simeon Tiu and also known with their brands such as: Champion, Hanna and Systema. The company also hired celebrity endorsers like Ms. Susan Roces, Ms. Marian Rivera, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo