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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.

Strengthening the bargaining power of cement unions in South East Asia

1 March, 2017Sixty cement union leaders and activists from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines came together at the Citeureup (Indocement/HeidelbergCement) plant in Indonesia for an IndustriALL Global Union regional meeting on 27 and 28 February to improve the situation of workers in the cement sector.

The fight against precarious work continues

19 July, 2017Recent legislative and political developments around the world illustrate the continuing increase of precarious work. Trade unions are fighting back.

Philippine affiliates affirm sustainable industrial policy as a priority issue

22 July, 2015Philippine unions reiterated their commitment to promote sustainable industrial policy as a priority issue at the conclusion of a one-day workshop on the topic on 18 July.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.