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Women unionists in South East Asia mobilize for year ahead

24 February, 2016Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines are to make gender equality and maternity protection a priority in 2016, following a series of strategy meetings this month.

Cement unions commit to reinforce organizing in the Philippines

18 February, 2016Having come together for a workshop on 13 – 14  February in Manila, Philippines, cement unions developed a national plan on organizing and recruiting of cement workers and precarious workers in the sector. 

Philippines: union actions at Sanofi Aventis lead to collective bargaining agreement

28 January, 2016In January, union members at French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Aventis in the Philippines, took action in different regions of the country to end a collective bargaining deadlock. Negotiations between the local union and the company management had broken down in September 2015 over wage increases.

Avon, ‘the company for women’ hurts women in the Philippines

27 January, 2016All across America, Europe and Asia, Avon is well known for its cosmetics and home products used by millions of women who themselves are part of the company’s direct sale agents.

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 union leaders in South East Asia push for rights

1 December, 2015Around 50 women leaders from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines met in November to strengthen women and gender structures at all levels of national and local unions, and to improve maternal protection in each country. There is a high number of women workers in all of the countries, especially in the textile, garment, shoe and leather, and electronics industries.

Philippines - proposed law extends maternity leave to 100 days

14 November, 2015On 10 November, the Philippines House of Representatives Committee on Women and Gender Equality unanimously approved proposed laws extending maternity leave from 60 to 100 days.

Philippines: action to STOP Precarious Work

9 October, 20157 Ocotber marked the second year of the coordinated and sustained campaign of the IndustriALL Philippine affiliates in their fight against precarious work. This year’s mobilization centered not only on the extent of precariousness in the country but also highlighted the negative social impact of precarious work, not only on the lives of Filipino workers and their families, but also of their communities.

Improving maternity protection in South East Asia

1 October, 2015An IndustriALL project on gender and improved maternity protection in South East Asia has been launched. The project aims to increase knowledge and skills of women workers through organizing, campaigning and capacity building.

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.