According to the fact sheet, 87 regular workers were laid-off, including more than 60 members and officers of the newly-registered union Tinig ng mga Manggagawa. The massive lay-off occurred on the same day that the union had filed a Petition for Certification Election to determine the representation of the workers in the collective bargaining.
The ILO is dedicating part of its annual conference in Geneva to an discussion on how to promote decent working conditions in global supply chains. However, decades of voluntary corporate social responsibility initiatives have failed to deliver living wages, safe factories, or effective protections for workers’ rights to organise and bargain collectively. Time for a binding Convention on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains?
Civil society groups call for effective EU law on conflict minerals in letter to Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Member States of the European Union. It is time for EU governments to take effective legislative action to ensure companies source minerals responsibly, transparently and sustainably.
Working people at Verizon and Verizon Wireless have returned to work victorious after striking for 6 weeks. They have the pride of knowing their hard work resulted in big gains for themselves and their co-workers, as only good union jobs can deliver.
In an unprecedented ruling, Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) on June 1 cited malignant lymphoma as an occupational disease and granted workers compensation to Park Hyo-soon, a former Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. employee who died of the blood disorder four years ago.