Environmental and labor groups press for impartial probe of deadly toxic incident in Batangas, push for chemical safety in workplaces

Quezon City. Groups working on environmental health and labor concerns called for an impartial investigation of a toxic incident in Bauan, Batangas last Tuesday that killed three workers and forced at least 2,000 residents to flee for safety. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the EcoWaste Coalition, in a joint statement, sought for a just…

Labor and green groups spurn “dirty, dangerous and deadly”

Alliance of Progressive Labor, Ban Toxics and EcoWaste Coalition JOINT PRESS RELEASE 31 March 2009, Quezon City. Labor and environmental groups have joined forces in rejecting a Japanese investment offer for shipbreaking, warning that the “dirty, dangerous, and deadly” venture could spell a toxic nightmare for the workers and environment. In a joint statement released…