DOLE mediates brewing dispute
as Cavite EPZA factory workers restive anew
WHAT: Mediation meeting called by DOLE between union and management of Korean-owned factory
WHEN: Tomorrow, April 28, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: NCMB Imus @ MYP GBY Building, Bayan Luma 7, Aguinaldo Highway
DETAILS: With just a few days to go until Labor Day, a new labor dispute is brewing in the Seung Yeun Technology Industries Corp. (SYTIC), an electronics subcon in the Cavite EPZA. The Department of Labor and Employment is convening a meeting between the union and management to avert another strike.
After 18 workers earlier dismissed for union activities were reinstated as part of an agreement to end a five-day strike two weeks ago, the management of SYTIC is pushing through with the shutdown of the company on May 4.
The SYTIC labor union, which comprise a majority of the workers and is in the process of being certified as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent, asserts that the closure is illegal because it is intended to subvert the exercise of freedom of association and bust the union.
In response, the SYTIC union has called for negotiations with management about the impending closure and the reported takeover by its customer C-Pak Pte Ltd, a Singaporean company. Moreover the SYTIC union is calling for the absorption of the present employees into the new company, should the takeover push through. C-Pak Pte Ltd is owned by the group Dou Yee of Singapore. ###