Monthly Archives: November 2005

Spotlight interview with Josephine de Jesus

Published by anna Date posted on November 22, 2005

“Management and workers must work hand in hand. Not only for the company’s success but also for the sake of the employees.” Brussels, 22 November 2005 (ICFTU OnLine): No union-busting activity. No unfair labour practices. No sexual harassment. Unlike many of EPZ employees in the Philippines, Josephine de Jesus doesn’t have much to complain about.…

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Spotlight interview with Anna Lee Fos

Published by anna Date posted on November 21, 2005

Brussels, 21 November 2005 (ICFTU OnLine): What works in mobilizing Philippine workers? Send them short messages through their cell phones! Anna Lee M. Fos, Research Officer from Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), explains their strategy to combat tactics used to bust local unions in the export-processing zones (EPZs).

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Export processing zones in the Philippines – SMS-ing against exploitation

Published by anna Date posted on

Whilst unquestionably constituting an important source of employment, these EPZs fuelling international trade and the profits of the world’s leading electronics and clothing brands, are characterised by their dismal working conditions. Conditions that are worsening as a result of the race to the bottom in labour standards following the deregulation of the global market.

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Informal sector to get RH services

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 12, 2005

Davao City (12 November) — About 60,000 workers in informal employment will get improved health and welfare especially on reproductive health services by the end of 2009.

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