Mediation today to avert strike in Cavite EPZA factory
WHAT: Mediation meeting called by DOLE between union and management of Korean-owned factory
WHEN: Today, May 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: NCMB Imus @ MYP GBY Building, Bayan Luma 7, Aguinaldo Highway
DETAILS: The Department of Labor and Employment is convening a meeting between the union and management to avert another strike at the Seung Yeun Technology Industries Corp. (SYTIC).
Last Sunday a majority of the SYTIC union members voted yes in a strike ballot. The union, which comprise a majority of the workers and is in the process of being certified as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent, asserts that the closure is illegal because it is intended to subvert the exercise of freedom of association and bust the union.
An earlier five-day strike in April by SYTIC workers ended in a victory with 18 workers, who were illegally terminated for union activities, reinstated back to work. However, the company later filed for permanent closure which the union is contesting is a union busting scheme.