WHAT: Med reps of pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis to hold picket-protest
WHEN: Tomorrow, January 20, 2016, 7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Sanofi-Aventis, Feliza Building, 108 V.A. Rufino St, Makati
DETAILS: Scores of Sanofi-Aventis med reps are holding the protest tomorrow to call on the company to end the deadlock over collective bargaining negotiations by meeting workers’ demands for a wage increase. Since October last year, CBA talks have been deadlocked over ten items from salary hike to hospitalization plan. Last Friday, the notice of strike filed by the med reps union matured and a strike can be launched any day according to law.
Lei Lucido, president of the Sanofi-Aventis Employees Union(SAEU) said that “We call on management to meet halfway the demands of its loyal, hardworking employees. For two straight years, med reps have met their tough sales quotas and revenues are increasing while the number of employees are decreasing. Sanofi med reps are just asking for a salary we deserve. We are appealing for a fair share of the fruits of our labor. We aim to conclude a good CBA that will be an industry benchmark which should benefit all pharmaceutical workers.”
SAEU represents some 200 med reps working for the company over the whole country. Similar pickets will be held by SAEU members in cities of Angeles, Cebu and Davao. The protest tomorrow is the start of daily actions to push for the resolution of the CBA deadlock.