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Philippine government U-turns on 13th month pay after pressure from unions

23 October, 2020The Philippine government has made a U-turn after previously saying employers economically constrained by Covid-19 would be allowed to defer the 13th month pay, after being slammed by IndustriALL Global Union affiliates the Associated Labor Unions (ALU), All Workers Alliance Trade Unions (AWATU) and Integrated Labor Organisation.

Fighting for decent work in South East Asia

8 October, 2020Globalization brings capital and opportunities, but also shapes economic and labour policies that threaten the welfare of workers. Union leaders in South East Asia agree that trade unions must confront regressive labour laws in order to fight for decent work in the region.

Fighting for workers’ rights in South East Asia

14 September, 2020Unions in South East Asia are planning ahead for defending workers’ rights through struggle and advocacy, institutionalizing safety and health concerns in collective agreements, and building capacity for women and youth.

South East Asia cement unions struggle for jobs and income at COVID-19 crisis

7 September, 2020Covid-19 has brought a lot of challenges for cement unions in South East Asia, including government attacks on workers’ rights, suspended trade union registrations, and increasing precarious employment conditions. 

Global unions condemn Philippines Anti-Terrorism Act

15 July, 2020Global union federations, Including IndustriALL Global Union, have unequivocally condemned the approval of Anti-Terrorism Act by the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte on 3 July 2020.

Thousands of garment workers in the Philippines fear job losses

15 June, 2020Over 20,000 workers in Philipines’ textile, garment and leather goods have been laid-off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the absence of industry recovery plan, many more workers fear further job losses in the coming three to six months.

South East Asian unions turn online to defend workers’ rights

12 May, 2020During social distancing and lockdowns, unions in South East Asia are using online platforms to address workers’ concerns over job insecurity and defend their rights.

ILO inquiry on the Philippines should include unions

20 February, 2020Unions in the Philippines are calling on the government to include trade union representatives in the technical working group for International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) inquiry into the killings of labour activists in Philippines.

Unions take action for the Philippines

12 December, 2019This year’s Human Rights Day, 10 December, the global labour movement joined forces to call on the Philippines’ President Duerte to immediately end the persistent attacks on human and labour rights defenders.     

Action on the Philippines

4 December, 2019IndustriALL and other global unions are taking action on Human Rights Day, 10 December, in support of the people of the Philippines, where trade unionists and activists are met with increasing repression and violence.