The political circumstances of the working class
in the Philippines
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- Appeal on behalf of Diamond Hotel
- Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), 12 December
1997. About 150 truncheon-wielding security guards of the
Manila Diamond Hotel ganged up on a handful of striking
workers belonging to the National Union of Workers in
Hotel Restaurant and Allied Industries-Manila Diamond
Hotel Employees Union (NUWHRAIN-MDHEU).
- Union president abducted by still unknown
- Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of
Government Employees (COURAGE) press release, 18 September
1998. Ramon Baylon, president of Samahan ng mga Camineros
sa Los Baños (SCLB), was abducted and beaten by six men in
Los Baños, Laguna. Earlier the SCLB had sought the help of
COURAGE about underpayment and benefits status.
- World Union report condemns
Philippines' consistent record of trade union rights
- ICFTU Online, 28 Septemer 1999. Government
officials in the Philippines are failing to protect trade
unions trying to organise workers from massive illegal
violations of basic workers' rights.
- Police violence against Manila Hotel
- Labour News Network, 17 February 2000. KMU,
the national democratic alliance BAYAN, and the Manila
Hotel Employees Association will lead a big indignation
rally to continue exposing the vicious labor dispute
taking place at the Manila Hotel.
- Labor Braces for More Hardships
- Labour News Network, 14 June 2001. Nearly
six months after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has
been installed into power by a popular uprising, organized
labor is digging deep to prepare for a long round of
battle against her government's anti-worker