Labor Day Climate Change Initiative: TUCP officials launches carbon war; expresses solidarity with Nepal and Vanuatu

labor-day-climate-changeThe Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the largest labor group in the Philippines, and the Climate Change Commission, observed Labor Day with a landmark agreement that brings Filipino workers directly into the mainstream of effort to mitigate the disastrous impact of climate change. [Read More]

Public teachers’ union holds 5th triennial congress; elects new set of officers

06 May 2014, The congress started with a caucus on women facilitated by Sis Wilhelmina Masinsin, Head of Gender and Development (GAD) of University of Rizal System, Morong, Rizal campus and Program Coordinator of CALABARZON GAD Resource Center (GRC). The day’s event concluded with sharing and presentation of outputs of proposed intervention programs, projects/activities for women empowerment in trade unions and in education. [Read more]

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TUCP concerned that asbestos puts workers at risk at Manila Thermal Power Plant;

Calls on government to verify reports

Asbestos is a danger to everyone because the fibers penetrate deep into the lungs when inhaled. Asbestos causes lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma (a form of cancer caused only by asbestos) with no known safe level of exposure.