The word war heats up between the striking workers of a Japanese company here and the city’s vice mayor.
Vice Mayor Paolo “Pulong” Duterte lashed out at the progressive labor group, Kilusang Mayo Uno and the protesting workers of the Japanese-owned Nakashin Davao International, Inc. saying the workers’ strike is humiliating the city.
For nine years, Lester Pillado works as a contractual in a fruit processing company here.
Sacked workers of Japanese-owned frozen food exporter Nakashin Davao International set up a protest camp outside the company’s office in Malagamot here Thursday, April 21 to demand for their immediate reinstatement.
Labor groups expressed worry that the recent decision of the Office of the Ombudsman to dismiss local officials does not hold national officials accountable over the slipper factory fire in Valenzuela City last year.
Banana workers from different Sumifru packing plants in Compostela Valley stage a rally to support their colleagues in the company’s cold storage facility who mounted a protest over the fruit giant’s refusal to enter into a new collective bargaining agreement.
Activists here expressed solidarity with the workers of rubber slippers Kentex Manufacturing Incorporated who died in what was touted as the biggest factory fire in the country.
The recent mass layoff of GMA network employees violated the workers’ rights to due process, a labor group said.
The union of the banana plantation owned by Nader & Ebrahim S/O Hassan Philippines, Inc. (NEH) in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte paralyzed the operation for two days before the company finally gave in to their demands.
The militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said on Friday that majority of the country’s workers won’t benefit from the Senate-approved tax exemption on the 13th month pay, saying it is a case of “too little, too late.”