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Essilor unions in the Philippines pledge to build trade union network

11 June, 2019Two local unions of French-based international lens makers Essilor meet to share workplace experiences and plan future cooperation within and beyond borders.

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.

Expanded maternity leave becomes law in the Philippines

26 February, 2019After more than six years of intense campaigning and lobbying by IndustriALL affiliated unions, women workers’ in the Philippines will now benefit from increased paid maternity leave, as a new law comes into force.

Timberland workers in the Philippines strike over union busting

6 February, 2019Workers at Pulido Apparel Company Inc in the Philippines, which supplies global brands including Timberland, UGG, The North Face and J-Crew, have been on strike since 21 January after the company temporarily shut down its main factory to break the workers’ union. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Increasing young workers' participation in Philippine unions

27 June, 201827 young workers from national labour federations affiliated to IndustriALL met in Quezon City, Philippines, to discuss issues young workers are confronted with, as well as why workers, particularly young people, shy away from joining and participating in union activities.

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.