Pharma firm Sanofi on the verge of a strike:
Med reps to hold prayer rally on 2ndday of protest
WHAT: Med reps of pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis to hold prayer rally
WHEN: Today, January 21, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sanofi-Aventis, Feliza Building, 108 V.A. Rufino St, Makati
DETAILS: On the second day of protests over a deadlock in collective bargaining negotiations, med reps of pharmaceutical firm Sanofi-Aventis are holding a prayer rally this afternoon. Since October last year, CBA talks have been deadlocked over ten items from salary hike to hospitalization plan.
In protests held nationwide yesterday, some 100 med reps launched a rally at the Sanofi corporate headquarters in Makati while scores of other union members picketed the Department of Labor and Employment regional offices in the cities of Angeles in Pampanga, Cebu, Bacolod and Davao.
Any day now the union Sanofi-Aventis Employees Union(SAEU) can organize a work stoppage as their notice of strike already matured last Friday. SAEU vowed to sustain daily actions to push for the resolution of the CBA deadlock.
Lei Lucido, president of the said that “We call on management to meet halfway the demands of its loyal, hardworking employees. Sanofi med reps are just asking for a salary we deserve. We are appealing for a fair share of the fruits of our labor.”