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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.

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.

Victory as the Philippines passes expanded maternity leave law

2 October, 2018Approved in the bicameral committee conference on 1 October, the Philippines are now moving towards 15 weeks paid maternity leave. The law, known as the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2018, increases the current paid maternity leave from 60 or 78 to 105 days. Yet to be signed by the President, the bill is the result of an intense campaign led mostly by IndustriALL affiliated unions and partners.

Philippines: Strike at EPZ ends as victory for workers

19 February, 2015In a part of the Philippines well-known for imposing a “no-union, no-strike” policy, 500 workers in the Export Processing Zone in Cavite are celebrating a victory in union recognition and a concluded collective agreement.

The Philippines : Amertron fires 532 union members

16 October, 2017532 activists and members have been fired from Amertron Incorporated Philippines after forming a union.

Philippines Actions

11 October, 2013IndustriALL affiliate, the Metal Workers Alliance of the Philippines (MWAP) joined the tens of millions of Filipino workers in observing the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October.

Mining unions in the Philippines unite to build workers’ power

18 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union mining affiliates in the Philippines, together with other unions and workers’ representatives in the sector, have formed a network to advocate mine workers’ interests at the national and local level, following a workshop in Tagaytay City on 5-6 June.

Unions in Philippines call on President to stop contractualization

13 October, 2016IndustriALL Philippine affiliates rallied side by side with contractual and agency workers on 7 October, the world day for decent work, which also marked the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte's period in office.