October 1, 2018
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DOLE to mediate today biggest strike yet
The DOLE-NCMB is calling for a mediation meeting this afternoon between the management and union of Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco as the biggest strike to date entered its fourth day.
The mediation meeting is set for 2:00 pm today at Intramuros.
The Marikina factory of the leading cigarette firm remains paralyzed since workers walked off the job in the middle of the shift last Friday night. Picketlines have also been set up in the Vigan, Ilocos Sur redrying plant.
The union called on management to refrain for attempting to bring in scabs to operate the factory in order to avert any untoward incident. The union has received information that scabs will be brought to the factory in vans today.
Workers unrest is rising with a series of labor strikes in recent months and the Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco strike is the biggest yet.
Photos of the strike can be accessed at PMFTCLU’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zpipsamonte/