WFTU solidarity statement with the workers of Philippines

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the oldest and most historic international trade union organization, on behalf of its 105 million workers in 130 countries of the five continents, expresses its support and solidarity to the workers of casino resorts and hotels in Manila who are struggling to ensure their jobs, their achievements and their trade union rights. The international class-oriented trade union movement, condemns the dismissals of thousands of workers that have been announced by the Casino managements of City of Dreams Manila, Okada Manila, D’ heights and other…

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In the Philippines, seaweed is giving former fishers a future

Seaweed thrives in warmer climates where a significant portion of the world’s developing countries are concentrated. “Seaweed can be up to four times more productive in Indonesia than in Japan,” says Joni Jupesta, who holds a PhD in management science and technology, and studies the use of seaweed in Indonesia. According to the expert, the process of photosynthesis is more efficient in this part of the world due to the degree of incidence of the sun’s rays. “That’s why more and more communities in the equatorial zone are producing it,”…

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WFTU statement on the anti-labour policies in Philippines

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 95 million members in the 5 continents of the world, denounces the anti-labour and authoritarian policies of the Duterte’s government. The ‘Hanjin’ s bankruptcy’ reaffirms the nature of the structural capitalist crisis which affect the lives of the workers and popular strata in Philippines as well as in the whole world.

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Protest crackdown, »all-out war« against activists and civilians

We reproduce a press release by the Information Bureau of the Communist Party of the Philippines: The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called on the Filipino people to protest the police and military crackdown after at least 19 individuals, mostly activists as well as civilians, who were arrested in Metro Manila and other parts of the country in a span of just one week since the Duterte regime terminated peace talks and declared an »all-out war« against the revolutionary forces last February 7.

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