Workers’ struggles

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Unions fight SkyCable layoffs. The unions of SkyCable supervisors and employees oppose the layoff of 80 workers of SkyCable Corporation set for February 26 after finalizing the sale of the company to PLDT. Workers will be laid off due to “redundancy.”

CBA negotiations in Nexperia. Nexperia Phils Inc. Workers Union (NPIWU) and the management of Nexperia Philippines started new negotiations to forge a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for 2024 to 2026. The union will demand fair wage increases, benefits and other economic rights of workers. They last negotiated in 2020.

BACIWA employees stage 5-day picket. Employees fired from the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) went to Manila to picket and protest at the national office of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Quezon City from January 29 to February 2. They demanded scrapping the joint venture agreement (JVA) between Prime Water of the Villars and BACIWA which took away their jobs and subordinated BACIWA’s service to the control of a private corporation.

Bataan workers demand separation pay. Workers of Chun Chiang Enterprises Manufacturing Incorporated reiterated their demand for a separation pay. The payment has been severely delayed since the company shut down due to alleged losses in 2022 at the height of the pandemic. The company produces men’s trousers.

Laguna workers mount caravan. Workers from Laguna staged picket protests before four government labor agencies in the province on February 5. They called for wage increases, employment security, and the right to unionize. They said this is part of preparations for planned broad mass actions on Labor Day in May 1.


Workers' struggles