January 18, 2018
Contact Mercy Tanginan (union pres) @ 09300767018
DOLE to hold mediation tom at Cavite picketline
WHAT: DOLE to hold mediation between striking women workers and electronics firm Lakepower Converter Inc. in bid to resolve bitter dispute
WHEN: January 19 (Friday), 2:00 pm
WHERE: Lakepower factory, Lot 3, Block 13, Phase 1, Cavite Economic Zone, Rosario, Cavite
In a mediation meeting at the DOLE national office yesterday, management stuck to its position of punishing the striking workers. The Labor Undersecretary moved that the case be submitted to the Labor Secretary for decision even as another mediation was scheduled tomorrow at the picketline.
Women workers of electronics firm Lakepower in Cavite ecozone have been on strike for more than a month now. The workers are demanding a stop to the termination and suspension of union officers and members. The protracted labor dispute is a litmus test of the right to unionize for workers in the export processing zones. ###