Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9711260720.J2922-0100000@queen>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 07:47:06 -0500
Sender: Forum on Labor in the Global Economy <LABOR-L@YORKU.CA>
From: P. K. Murphy <bi008@FREENET.TORONTO.ON.CA>
Subject: Philippine Public Sector Union Federation Online

Philippine Public Sector Union Federation Online

From the COURAGE brochure, [26 November 1997]

The Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) is recognized as the leading umbrella organization of public sector unions in the Philippines. It has under its fold the most number of unions, associations, federations and the greatest number of individual members.

As of 1996, a total of 89 union-affiliates have joined with COURAGE with a mass base of about 150,000 workers from national government agencies, local government units, state colleges and universities, and government-owned and controlled corporations.

Established in 1986, COURAGE remains to be in the forefront of the struggle to protect and promote the economic and democratic rights of all government workers; has consistently led the sector to organize along the line of militant, progressive and patriotic public sector unionism; and above all, involves actively in the realm of the nationwide movement of the Filipino people for a just and humane Philippine society.