Thursday, August 9, 2018

Advisory: Labor dispute at Philip Morris-Fortune Tobacco as a third of workforce laid-off

August 9, 2018
Partido Manggagawa
Contact Rene Magtubo @ 09178532905

Notice of strike to be filed today by Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Labor Union
Picket Protest 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at Parang, Marikina factory

Dispute over surprise shutdown of Vigan, Ilocos Sur redrying plant affecting 90 workers and mass layoff of 220 workers (1/3 of some 600 workforce) at Marikina factory.

Management alleges "rightsizing" is due to forthcoming impact of TRAIN and other factors. Union avers shutdown and layoff is attended by bad faith and deceit as the basis and terms of the shutdown and layoff were not subject to negotiation.

Photos of mass meeting and protest yesterday at

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