December 19, 2017
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Unions to call for inspection of ecozones in wake of labor disputes
WHAT: Workers forum to demand inspection of ecozone factories and express support for Lakepower women strikers
WHEN: Today, December 19 (Tuesday), 1:00-5:00 pm
WHERE: Occupational Safety and Health Center, Agham Road, Diliman, QC
Labor unions, workers associations and church organizations are holding a forum on the new DOLE department order on the conduct of labor inspections for factories, including those located inside export processing zones.
Among the resolutions expected to be affirmed by the participants is a call for inspections of ecozones in view of numerous labor disputes involving labor standards and rights. Another resolution planned is support for the Lakepower women workers who have been on strike at the Cavite ecozone since Dec. 7.
The Lakepower strike is the latest in a series of labor disputes at the Cavite ecozones over workplace grievances and the right to unionize.
The forum sponsored by the Church-Labor Conference is entitled "Can DO 183 effectively implement DO 174?" DO 183 is about labor inspections while DO 174 concerns endo.