THE FUTURE MUST BE FOUNDED ON THE PRACTICE OF DECENT WORK NOW , STOP ALL GOVERNMENTS THAT PAY LIP SERVICE TO OUR CONVENTIONS!

By Daniel L. Edralin Philippine Workers’ Delegate to the 102nd Session of the ILC, Geneva, Switzerland Chairperson of the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) Co-Convenor of NAGKAISA! 14 June 2013 Peace and justice to all. This year’s theme: “Building a Future with Decent Work,” APPROXIMATES our hopes as workers. It is a hope that refuses…

Mcdonald’s Must Pay!

“Mcdonald’s… Mcdonald’s… Mcdonald’s Must Pay!” This was the slogan that was repeatedly chanted by 25 APL Youth activists who staged a picket today right inside Mcdonald’s West Triangle, one of the biggest stores in Quezon City. For at least 15 minutes, the activists were able to explain to the customers the plight of the young…

Put the Fizz Back in Jobs at Coke

“Every time you open a bottle of Coca-Cola, please remind the company to respect workers’ rights,” this is the plea made by Coca-Cola union leaders this morning during a press conference. They are asking the patrons of the soft drink giant to support their struggle against employment policies that destroys regular jobs. The union leaders…

Workers denounce AFP’s hypocrisy; vow to fight for reinstatement of illegally dismissed AFPSLAI union officers

MEMBERS of different bank unions described as a sham the signing today of the AFP and PNP top brass of a guideline pledging that the military and police establishment will respect and uphold labor and trade union rights In what should have been a momentous event, leaders of the armed forces and the police, as…

Labor groups vowed to launch more protest actions vs. PAL

A broad coalition of labor groups against contractual employment vowed to intensify protest actions against the management of Philippine Airlines and until President Benigno Aquino III reverses his decision upholding the outsourcing of PAL workers. “Protest has become the only available recourse for the workers who have to constantly resist the threat to jobs security…