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Advisory: Ecozone workers protest vs “factory shutdown cum union busting”

Media Advisory
October 16, 2017
Partido Manggagawa
Contacy Dennis Sequena @ 09301803072

Ecozone workers protest vs “factory shutdown cum union busting”

WHAT: March and picket by Cavite ecozone workers vs closures, union busting

WHEN: Today, October 16 (Monday), 3-5pm

WHERE: Cavite Economic Zone, Rosario, Cavite, Gate 1


Scores of garments and electronics factory workwers are holding a march inside the Cavite ecozone this afternoon and then a picket at the main gate together with supporters from groups Partido Manggagawa, Sentro and Katipunan ng Manggagawang Pilipino.

One garments factory temporarily shutdown last month and there are rumors of an electronics firm closing next month, both located at the Cavite Economic Zone. However, workers are alleging that the shutdowns 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. ###

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