Compostela Valley police arrested 13 striking workers of Korean-owned banana plantation Shin Sun Tropical Fruits Corporation, reportedly including one minor on Friday
President Rodrigo Duterte has taken another step closer towards accomplishing one of his biggest campaign promises.
More than 100, 000 workers are expected to join the Labor Day protest rally on May 1 organized by Kilusang Mayo Uno, an official said.
A militant lawmaker on Friday urged the Duterte administration to implement a pay hike as it also called for the regularization of workers across the country days before the observance of Labor Day on May 1.
A labor rights organization on Friday said that 14 workers were killed in what it described as a “politically motivated” killings and labor harassments continued under the Duterte administration.
Saying that labor contractualization is still alive under the Department of Labor and Employment Order No. 174, members of the militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno pressed on Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte to junk the latest guideline.
After only 13 hours of labor strike, 133 workers of a packing plant of the Japanese-owned Sumifru banana packing plant in Compostela Valley inked a deal with the management to scrap the piece-rate system and install an hourly payment scheme.
President Rodrigo Duterte is returning to the Philippines on Monday together with more than 150 distressed overseas Filipino workers who were granted amnesty by the Saudi government.
More than 250 workers of a multinational exporter of cavendish bananas in Pantukan, Compostela Valley launched a labor strike Tuesday to protest the summary dismissal of two of its union officers.
President Rodrigo Duterte left Francisco Bangoy International Airport here Monday afternoon to meet his counterparts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Qatar up to April 16.