October 16, 2017
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.