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TRUTH WERE LEFT BEHIND THE ASHES

Posted by WAC Main info central on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, In : News 


Smoke still emanates from the burning HTI Panel Building on the morning of February 2: 
A fire that ravaged the plant which started on February 1 around 6:00p.m.,
injuring more than a hundred workers with 5 confirmed fatalities.
The photo reveals that on this day (Feb. 2) that only the posterior area of the plant
was left ablaze while the front can already be accessed as can be seen
with the presence of the HTI employees.


The fire tragedy at House Technology Industries Pte. Ltd. (HTI) has alrea...

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Labor Secretary Bello Urged to Start ‘End Contractualization’ Fight in Cavite

Posted by WAC Main info central on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : News 

‘Contractualization in our company resulted in union busting, illegal termination of employees, and, ultimately, left our families starving.’ – Esmeraldo Ison, TMC&F Union President

 

Esmeraldo Ison, TMC&F union president, (second from left) explains to Sec. Bello (second from right) the real motive of C&F management in dismissing 98 workers while Usec. Maglunsod (first from left) notes down pointers and Kristine Llagas, SCW Chairperson (first from left) intently listens to the dis...


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OPI Bankruptcy Imminent; Workers Compensation Uncertain

Posted by WAC Main info central on Thursday, June 30, 2016, In : News 


Women workers protests OPI's non-disclosure of the company's real status after it declared suspension of operation in April at GBP, Gen. Trias City, Cavite which displaced more than 4,000 workers mostly women.

Rosario, Cavite – Approximately 4,500 workers of Optis Philippines Inc. (OPI), mostly women, located inside the Gateway Business Park (GBP) in Gen. Trias City are all in danger of not getting paid of their separation pay because as of this writing, OPI management refuses to honestly di...

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Workers Union Wins ULP Case Against Japanese Company

Posted by WAC Main info central on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, In : News 

PMPD's officers and members during the May 1, 2012 Demonstration in Rosario, Cavite

Rosario, Cavite – The Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Philippine Denrai (PMPD) – Independent represented by its 16 union officials and members won the consolidated complaint for unfair labor practice, illegal closure and illegal dismissal against the Philippine Denrai, Inc. (PDI) now known as Kyoto Global Exterior Inc. (KGEI) that it filed before the National Labor Relations Commission Regional Arbitration Bran...


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‘Dismissed’ Workers Score against DDPI Management

Posted by WAC Main info central on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, In : News 


Four workers won their illegal dismissal case against Dae Duck Phils., Inc. (DDPI) before the National Labor Relations Commission Regional Arbitration Branch IV (NLRC-RAB IV) in Calamba City, Laguna on January 29, 2016.

DDPI terminated its four workers namely Percival Lazaro, Luisito Malveda, Fernando Perez, and Danny Domasin on January 16, 2015 as part of the supposed downsizing of the said company “due to continuous reduction of order”. However, said DDPI workers who started working si...

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ON THE VERGE OF STRIKE: ALL WOMEN UNION SIGNS FIVE-YEAR CBA WITH KOREAN EMPLOYER

Posted by WAC Main info central on Sunday, February 21, 2016, In : News 

Representatives from HSWU and HSIPI sign the final document of the CBA on December 4 in Rosario, Cavite

Rosario, Cavite – The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the Hye Sung Workers Union (HSWU) – Independent and the Hye Sung Industries (Phils.) Inc. (HSIPI) management was signed on December 4, 2015.

The CBA signing was done a few months after the union voted unanimously for a strike because of deadlock and HSIPI’s surface bargaining, which according to the union is tantamount ...

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At 20: WAC Holds Forum

Posted by WAC Main info central on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : News 



Rosario, Cavite – The Workers Assistance Center (WAC) held a forum on November 30, their 20
th founding anniversary in its office at Sapa 1 of the said town.

Rep. Neri Colmenares of the Party list Bayan Muna was the guest speaker and tackled the recently enacted bill to increase the retirees’ monthly pension from the Social Security System (SSS) and still pending bill of lowering income taxes in the country.

The discussion started at 10 in the morning who were attended by workers, church peo...


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Roundtable Discussion on Young Workers Held

Posted by WAC Main info central on Monday, December 28, 2015, In : News 



May 17, 2015 – The Workers Assistance Center (WAC) hosted a roundtable discussion in its office in Rosario, Cavite concerning the presence of young trainees allegedly working in some of the manufacturing plants located inside the Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ).

Said trainees are under the Dual Training System (DTS) Program supervised by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and implemented thru accredited training schools and institutes.

WAC decided to hold the discussi...


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Cavite Workers March on May Day

Posted by WAC Main info central on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, In : News 



Workers from different workplaces, organized and unorganized, across Cavite marched towards the front gate of the Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ) in the town of Rosario to commemorate the International Labor Day on May 1.

About 500-strong workers and sectors supporting the workers cause staged their program at the heat of the afternoon led by the Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW), the provincial alliance of workers here in Cavite.

Bannered by the warm participation of independent unions under the a...


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SCW Runs at 18

Posted by WAC Main info central on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, In : News 



Rosario, Cavite – Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW), an alliance of workers in the province of Cavite, celebrated its 18
th anniversary on April 26, 2015 through a fun run.

The fun run received positive reactions from folks across the town because the group also joined the campaign to implement a national minimum wage for workers and employees in both public and private sector amounting to 16,000PhP a month aside calling for President Aquino’s ouster.

More than 100 individuals composed ...


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SOMO; PMPI-ST Cluster; WAC Collaborate Hold Training-Workshop

Posted by WAC Main info central on Sunday, October 11, 2015, In : News 



The Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), an independent, not-for-profit research and 
network organization based in the Netherlands; the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) Southern Tagalog Cluster – a network of people’s organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), church/faith-based groups and Misereor, the German Catholic Bishops’ Organization for Development Cooperation; and the Workers Assistance Center (WAC) worked together to organize a ...

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NMCW Elevates Case to SC

Posted by WAC Main info central on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : News 

Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Chong Won (United Workers at Chong Won or NMCW) the union in Chong Won Fashions Inc. which closed shop in March 2007 filed a petition for review of certiorari before a Supreme Court (SC) in May 14, 2012 after their motion for reconsideration before the Court Appeals (CA) was dismissed late of March this year.

The six-year old case against the strikers of NMCW started in 2006 after the management of Chong Won filed an illegal strike case before the National Labor R...


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Church People Unite with Workers in Labor Day Celebration

Posted by WAC Main info central on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : News 


A dialogue between the church people and the workers was held at the Marian Hall of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Rosario Cavite in conjunction with the celebration of the International Labor Day on May 1, 2012.

The church and the workers engaged with the theme Church’s Dialogue of Life with the Workers in Celebration of Labor Day. The said dialogue was sponsored by the Imus Diocese Ministry on Workers, Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW), Most Holy Rosary Parish, Philippine Independent...


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Korean Company Terminates Union Officers, Union Preps for Strike

Posted by WAC Main info central on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, In : News 



Rosario, Cavite - Daeduck Employees Union (DEU) suffered a major blow in its fight to push for better workers conditions and benefits after the management of Daeduck Philippines Incorporated (DDPI) management terminated nine (9) officers of the said union including its president this September 23, 2011.

The termination was effected to DEUs officers namely:
Romeo Elcano, president; Jerson Ballena, Treasurer; and Board Members Lazaro Babagay Jr., Romil Veroya, Pepito Valete, Rio Comintan, Annaly...


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Steel Worker Dies from Overfatigue

Posted by WAC Main info central on Monday, July 25, 2011, In : News 

Mark Anthony Doctolero never woke up from sleep after working more than 24 hours in a Taiwanese-owned Enlin Steel Philippines Corporation (ESPC) operating inside the Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ), Rosario, Cavite.

According to Roxanne, common law wife and mother to a nine-month old child, “My husband (Doctolero) left for work at 6:00 in the morning of June 25, 2011. They were told to work overnight and got home earlier than expected of 9:00 in the morning the next day, June 26.”

“Bef...


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Korean Electronics Company Secludes Union Officer

Posted by WAC Main info central on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : News 




Dae Duck Philippines, Inc. (DDPI), a Korean-owned electronics company inside the Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ) in Rosario, Cavite secluded Jerson Ballena, Dae Duck Employees Union-Independent (DEU-Ind) treasurer apart from other workers and unionists in placing him in the counseling room inside the company’s administration office since May 18, 2011.

“I was given a memorandum from the Human Resource Department (HRD) stating my transfer from the QM-QP (Quality Management-Quality Program) De...


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WAC Chair Elected Supreme Bishop

Posted by WAC Main info central on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : News 

The Workers Assistance Center congratulates its chair of the board, The Most Reverend Ephraim Fajutagana, as the newly-elected 12th Supreme Bishop of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church) following its 12th Triennial General Assembly on May 10, 2011.

The Most Rev. Fajutagana served as WAC’s chairperson since 2007 during his reign as the General Secretary of IFI. He was the Diocesan Bishop in the province of Cavite from 2002 until his election as General Secreta...


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Stop Repression, Abate Poverty: Workers Call for Unity, Assert Union Formation

Posted by WAC Main info central on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : News 



Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW) led the 500-strong marching workers unions and sectoral organizations on the 122nd International Labor Day at 8:30 in the morning on May 1 to rally behind this year’s theme to unite and fight against poverty and repression of rights.

“The May One commemorative rally this year is very significant to us. This is the first Labor Day celebration of the Aquino Administration and this is also the first time that unionized workers were able to march inside the e...


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Time, Too Short for Peace Forum

Posted by WAC Main info central on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : News 
 

TIME WAS TOO SHORT for the participants in engaging the speakers and having lively interactions when Workers Assistance Center Inc. (WAC), Cavite People’s Advocacy for Good Governance (CPAGG), Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) Tanza Chapter, and Solidarity of Cavite Workers (SCW) collaborated and held a peace forum at the Bp. Felix Perez Hall at the Holy Cross Parish in Tanza, Cavite on April 9. 

The theme of the forum was Prospects of the Ongoing Peace Negotiations and the Role of the Chu...


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Labor NGOs Collaborate, Engage Labor Agencies

Posted by WAC Main info central on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : News 


Updated, 07 October 2010


                                                                                           Photos by Ron Villegas

The Workers’ Assistance Center (WAC), Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), Crispin B. Beltran Resource Center (CBBRC) and Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), non government organizations (NGOs) working in the labor sector tied up to hold the Panel Discussion on Freedom of Association (FoA) in Philippine Eco...


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Worker decries mishaps in Cavite steel factory

Posted by WAC Main info central on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : News 

By Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:30:00 09/10/2010
Filed Under:
Labor, Health and Safety at Work


ROSARIO, Cavite—Alex Secoya’s two-month stint at the factory left him with a fractured nose bridge, a swollen face, six stitches on his left arm and a fractured rib bone.

He said he would have wanted to return to work if the company had not fired him after the accident.

Secoya, 26, was hired in May as a night-shift production operator at Elin-C...


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CTITC Promotes Save Act, Disappoint Workers

Posted by WAC Main info central on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : News 


 

April 19, 2010. SCW launched protest against the       L-R: Rebecca Chato of BLR;Dir. Eli E. Ricote  OIC-GTID;    
passage of the Save our Industry Act.
                        Mr. Tuomo Poutianen, Chief Technical Advisor of BFC &
                                                                                                 ILO; Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz o
f DoLE & Mr. Andrew J. 
                                                                                                       Samet Partner ...


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Criminal Cases against Workers of Golden Will, Chong Won and Phils Jeon Dismissed

Posted by WAC Main info central on Friday, August 6, 2010, In : News 

Updated October 10, 2010


Due to insufficiency of evidence Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Vivian Monzon-Rojo dismissed qualified theft charges against 25 union members of Golden Will Fashion Philippines Workers Organization-Independent (GWFPWO-Ind) on the 4
th
of May 2010.

The Workers Assistance Center, Inc. (WAC) received the decision on July 12, 2010 after almost two years of litigation and struggle of the union workers of GWFPWO-Ind. The case was dismissed after Arman Valdez, also a worker ...


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De Lima Calls Human Rights in the Philippines in ‘dismal state’

Posted by WAC Main info central on Saturday, July 3, 2010, In : News 


June 27, 2010



            Hon. Leila de Lima deliver her speech                         Some of the participants from Southern Tagalog pose with Atty. de Lima

In dismal state was Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Leila de Lima spoke about the human rights situation in the Philippines during the National Consultation on Organizing Workers in Export Processing Zones and Special Economic Zones on 24th of June 2010.

The Workers Assistance Center, Inc. (WAC), Ecumenical Institute of L...


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Religious Join Labor Day Commemoration in Cavite

Posted by WAC Main info central on Sunday, June 6, 2010, In : News 

3 May 2010

Politically important!


This is how the workers describe the 2010 International Labor Day celebration in the Philippines. The May 1 celebration this year coincided with the Presidential and Local Elections but more importantly the workers and the whole electorate’s participation is crucially significant due to the implementation of the First National Automated Elections
.


May One Commemorative Committee

Realizing the importance of this political exercise, religious groups fr...


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Security guards dispersed workers protesting over rights to job security

Posted by WAC on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, In : News 


More than a hundred workers from garments and apparel factories in the First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE) who staged a protest rally in front of the enclave in Brgy. Langkaan, Dasmarinas, Cavite last February 26, 2009 was violently dispersed by members of the Right 8 Security Guards posted at the main gate.

Six security guards, not all of them in uniform, initially tried to prevent workers from holding a program saying that it is not permitted because it is a private zone.

The commotion st...


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“Pagsambayang Bayan” restaged in Cavite

Posted by WAC on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, In : News 




On tour “Pagsambang Bayan” (literally translates People’s Mass/Worship), a play acclaimed for its bold defiance and militance during Martial Law years was once again restaged and for the first time shown in Cavite last February 28, 2009 at the Emilio Aguinaldo College in Dasmariñas, Cavite.


Written by award winning writer Bonifacio P. Ilagan and directed by the highly acclaimed Behn Cervantes, the play was basically a Christian mass played lively with speech choirs and musical choruses...


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