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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.

Philippine unions unite for year ahead

27 January, 2015IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in the Philippines committed to building unity and sustainable trade unions during an annual evaluation and planning meeting this month. 

Philippine cement unions prepare for Holcim-Lafarge merger

9 December, 2014In preparation of the imminent merger of the two global cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, IndustriALL affiliated cement unions under the Philippine Cement Workers Council (PCWC) met last week to discuss strategic action.

FEATURE: IndustriALL: Campaigning, organizing, and winning

2 December, 2014Supply-chain pressure, coalition and network building, media strategy, and corporate research are all vital elements to trade union campaigning. But it is workers’ solidarity across national borders that, time and again, makes the difference and achieves the win.

Filipino trade unions set to boost organizing campaigns

11 November, 2014IndustriALL Global Union Philippines affiliates participated in the training on how to conduct organizing campaigns.

Building women’s power in the Philippines

4 November, 2014The newly formed women’s committee of IndustriALL Global Union Philippine affiliates, the Women’s Unity Group has declared a proactive role and participation in policy and union decision-making structures at the global, regional, and at the national and workplace level.

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8 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliates in the Philippines held a joint rally in front of the Department of Labour and Employment in Manila on 7 October demanding to STOP Precarious Work and halt the spread of contractualization on the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW).

Global campaign defeats union-busting attack at NXP

29 September, 2014International trade union solidarity flexed its muscles over the last five months in defence of NXP workers under attack in the Philippines. The campaign succeeded in overturning this company’s union-busting attack. A new labour agreement with major gains was signed on 26 September.

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.

Abuses by Apple’s supplier NXP get worse in the Philippines

28 August, 2014Apple will launch the much-anticipated iPhone 6 from September, but a key component comes from NXP Semiconductors. Both NXP and Apple are ignoring their corporate and moral responsibility for 24 sacked trade union leaders in the Philippines.