Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Media Advisory: Biggest strike yet nears third week, billions lost in production

Media Advisory
October 17, 2018
Partido Manggagawa
Contact Rey Almendras @ 09430776045
Rene Magtubo @ 09178532905

Mass meeting and jam session on Friday at the picketline of biggest strike yet
The two week-long strike at the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. has cost the company around two billion in lost production. The strike started last September 28. 

Workers of strikebound cigarette firm are having a mass meeting and jam session on Friday night at the picketline in Parang, Marikina.  

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. 

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:

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