September 30, 2018
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Cigarette workers strike enters third day, mediation called by DOLE tom
The strike at the Marikina factory of the leading cigarette firm Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco entered its third day today. Workers have set up picketlines around the plants C and D in Parang, Marikina.
The union has slammed management for attempting to bring in scabs to operate the factory. The union also called on the police to respect the 50 meter rule as mobile patrol cars were loitering near the strike area since workers walked off the job last Friday night.
The Department of Labor and Employment-National Conciliation Mediation Board is convening another mediation meeting on Monday 2:00 pm at Intramuros.
Workers unrest is rising with a series of labor strikes in recent months and the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco strike is the biggest to date.
Photos of the strike can be accessed at PMFTCLU’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zpipsamonte/