Hundreds of members of the Nagkaisa! Labor
Under current Philippines labour law workers can be contracted for up to six months then terminated, while never receiving the benefits that regular workers get such as social security, unpaid level or contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.
“Contractualisation was at the core of Duterte’s bargain with working people, and workers are growing concerned with delays”, said BWI Regional Representative Apolinar Tolentino. “We hope this Bill has a quick passage through the Senate so we can end precarious work in the Philippines and millions of exploited workers can take control of their lives again.”
Pressure to implement the “Security of Tenure Law” has grown swiftly on the back of the workers at food conglomerate NutriAsia popular struggle for regularisation; it has grabbed headlines after security forces violently disbursed protesting workers. In addition, a recent reinstatement order forcing a group of hotel workers struggling for regularization to return to their jobs has underscored the sense that the
In solidarity with these workers and many others, the FFW members chanted #TrabahongRegular (“Regular Work”) and called for justice for the NutriAsia workers.
“The violence at NutriAsia is a direct result of