February 26, 2018
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Media Advisory: Pickets at DOLE offices nationwide to push for EO vs endo
WHAT: PM and Nagkaisa labor coalition to picket DOLE offices nationwide
WHEN: Today, February 26 (Monday), 10:00 am-12:00 noon
WHERE: DOLE offices in Intramuros, Calamba (Laguna), Cebu City, Iloilo City, Bacolod and Davao City
The simultaneous nationwide rallies at DOLE offices in key cities are part of a campaign by labor groups who are calling for the signing of an executive order to abolish contractualization. The rallies will also call on the Labor Secretary to act on labor disputes at Lakepower, Coke and Philippine Airlines.
In a dialogue between labor groups and President Duterte this month, the latter promised to make a decision by March 15 on the former's lobby for an anti-endo EO.
Last week the DOLE main office was rocked by rallies of workers of electronics firm Lakepower Converter and employees of Coke. Women workers of electronics firm Lakepower in Cavite ecozone have been on strike for more than two months now. They are calling on the office of the Labor Secretary to intervene to resolve the protracted dispute. The workers are calling for a stop to the termination and suspension of union officers and members. ###