October 10, 2018
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DOLE mediates today biggest labor strike yet
The Department of Labor and Employment-National Conciliation Mediation Board is convening another mediation meeting today 9:00 am at Intramuros between the union and management of Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp.
Workers unrest is rising with a series of labor strikes in recent months and the strike at the leading cigarette firm is the biggest to date. The week-long strike at the has cost the company more than a billion in lost production according to the union.
Workers have set up picketlines in its Marikina and Vigan factories. The union has slammed management for attempting to bring in scabs to operate the factory.
Photos of the strike can be accessed at PMFTCLU’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.