October 26, 2017
Contacy Dennis Sequena @ 09301803072
Ecozone workers to hold protest anew today
WHAT: Protest by Cavite ecozone workers vs factory closures, union busting
WHEN: Today, October 26 (Thursday), 3-5pm
WHERE: Cavite Economic Zone, Rosario, Cavite, Gate 1
Garments and electronics factory workers are holding a protest at the Cavite ecozone anew this afternoon. Last week, they marched inside the ecozone and then held a picket at the main gate.
The garments firm Sein Together reopened last Monday but barred the union president and other officers from returning to work. The factory shutdown last September just days after the holding of a union election.
Workers are alleging that the shutdowns happening in the Cavite ecozone are motivated by union busting.
The groups are calling on the Department of Labor and Employment and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority to intervene. Workers are unionizing to improve their working conditions but are being met by extreme interference from capitalists unwilling to share the fruits of production.
Last month, media reported the exodus of Korean companies from the Philippines to Vietnam due allegedly to the high cost of doing business. Workers insist that some of the companies may just be relocating to avoid unionization. ###