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Women form a subregional network to promote ratification of ILO Convention 183

16 September, 2014IndustriALL Global Union organized a subregional workshop on maternity protection in Manila, Philippines on 11 and 12 September 2014. The workshop was attended by some 30 women from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. The point was to find common ground to pursue the ratification of ILO Convention 183 on maternity protection in the different countries. Ultimately the women created a network and vowed to keep pushing for ratification.

Innovative union organizing strategies tackled in Philippine workshop

27 May, 2019Trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union in the Philippines resolved to execute new ways to organize unions and increase membership, during a three-day workshop in Tanay, Rizal, from 21-23 May.

Philippines union movement fights against precarious work

2 August, 201216 trade unions in the Philippines representing textile, garment, metal, auto, electronics, cement and mining industries joined hands to develop an Action Plan against Contract and Agency Labour/Precarious Employment in July.

Launch of NXP Asian trade union network!

22 December, 2015Trade union leaders from NXP operations in the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan-ROC met on 19 December in Manila, Philippines, to launch a network of Asian unions. Many of the unions have faced disputes as a result of local NXP managements’ hostile attitude towards workers.

Women in the Philippines call for 120 days’ maternity leave

30 March, 2016Fourteen IndustriALL Global union affiliates in the Philippines marked International Women’s Day with a unified call for improved maternity protection. 

Workers win recognition at Furukawa company in the Philippines

12 January, 2018Workers at Furukawa Automotive System Incorporated have won a major victory as the certification election held 9-10 January this year resulted in a landslide in favour of having a union at their workplace.

Maternity protection top issue for Philippine unions

10 February, 2015Advancing women workers’ right to maternal health care are one of the top priorities of IndustriALL’s Philippine affiliates. To achieve this goal, unions are working on the ratification of the ILO Maternity Protection Convention.

Filipino metalworkers to target multinational suppliers

9 March, 2015Metal unions in the Philippines are to target suppliers of multinational companies that are violating workers’ rights in the country.

Living wage campaign launched in the Philippines

9 August, 2017Philippine trade unions hold a three-day workshop laying the framework and strategies to pursue a living wage in the country.

Challenges of unity building in the Philippines

13 March, 2014When ITGLWF, ICEM and IMF merged to become IndustriALL Global Union, Philippine affiliates to the former GUFs were brought together under the same roof. But with as many as 17 IndustriALL affiliates covering different industries in the Philippines, building a culture of unity is a challenge.