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Philippines: textile and garment workers trained in negotiation skills

10 March, 2017Textile and garment workers and allied sectors affiliated with IndustriALL Global Union participated in a three day collective bargaining and negotiation training course from 3 to 5 March 2017 at Antipolo City.

IndustriALL affiliates build unity in Philippines

15 April, 2014After a long process and intensive debate Philippines´ affiliates are ready to start a three year project aiming to overcome their structural problems of fragmentation, low union density and lack of influence in defending workers’ interests in the political arena.

Philippines: Entire union executive sacked for not working on national holiday

7 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s metalworker affiliate in the Philippines MWAP is fighting back against a mass sacking on 5 May of 24 union officials at NXP Semiconductors in Cabuyao, Laguna. Management and government is colluding to bust the union, one of the few that successfully organizes workers in the country’s Free Trade Zones.

Customers, students, NGOs and unions all demand that NXP “Bring Back the 24!”

14 August, 2014Electronics multinational NXP is coming under increasing pressure to reinstate the 24 union members it sacked three months ago in Cabuyao, Philippines. NXP’s corporate strategy in response to the pressure has been to repeatedly delay any intervention to wear down the MWAP union.

Philippines: Workers’ rights trampled by Japanese electronics and auto supplier

26 September, 2016Japanese-owned company NT Philippines violates labour rights in the Cavite Economic Zone in the Philippines.

IndustriALL visits the Philippines as unions celebrate maternity win

12 September, 2018An IndustriALL Global Union mission has visited affiliates in the Philippines as unions celebrate a maternity leave legal victory.

Garment unions in the Philippines to promote rights in the supply chain

19 December, 2018Textile and garment workers in the Philippines have made a coordinated plan to engage multinational corporations to respect workers’ rights in the supply chain.

Young Filipino trade unionists optimistic about their future

19 December, 2018Thirty-three participants aged between 20 to 35 years from ten Philippine trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, attended a national young workers’ training workshop, and showed their commitment to being dynamic actors in society.

Philippines: Lafarge-Holcim unions consolidate forces

12 February, 2015Anticipating the merger of the two cement giants Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A., unions organizing employees from both companies in the Philippines join forces. The unions are voicing their demands for job security and the protection of freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Fire in Philippines footwear factory kills 72

20 May, 201572 workers died in a fire in a slippers factory in Valenzuela City, Philippines, on 13 May. With no proper fire exits and barred windows, workers had no means of escape.