Nagkaisa! condemns violence against workers across the country

Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition is deeply concerned over the spate of violence that befell workers in separate incidents across the country. “We condemn in the strongest terms possible, the attempted murder of a trade union leader in Cebu City and the violent dispersal of striking workers of food giant NutriAsia and their supporters, in Marilao, Bulacan,”… Read more »

Kalipunan condemns the issuance of arrest warrants against former lawmakers

Kalipunan ng mga Kilusang Masa (KALIPUNAN) —a coalition of labor, urban poor, peasant, women, human rights and environmental defenders’ organizations—condemns the issuance of arrest warrants for murder charges against former lawmakers Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casino, Liza Maza (current secretary of the National Anti-Poverty Commission), and Rafael Mariano (former agrarian reform secretary of President Duterte). The… Read more »

ENDO to survive beyond Duterte’s Administration sans Security of Tenure Law – SENTRO

Endo or labor only contracting will survive well beyond the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte unless the Security of Tenure (SOT) is certified as urgent, a labor group said on Tuesday, citing wrong data the president used during the State of the Nation Address (SONA). During SONA, Mr. Duterte claimed that his campaign against endo… Read more »

SENTRO Statement for SONA 2018

This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the third under the Duterte administration. While the chief executive will no doubt use this opportunity to present the supposed achievements and the future promises of the national government before a national audience, We, the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa assert, that behind the… Read more »

Labor group expects “good” SONA

Nagkaisa Labor Coalition, the largest coalition of worker’s organization in the country expects a “good” SONA from President Duterte. “It should be a SONA that would squarely address economic woes and political issues besetting the country today”, said Nagkaisa spokesperson Ka Rene Magtubo. Nagkaisa expects the President’s SONA should contain the following: – Addressing the… Read more »

United Labor SONA : The Real State of Labor under Duterte Exposed

A few days before President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA), the labor sector once again showcased working class unity. The country’s major labor centers under the Nagkaisa! Labor Coalition and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) presented the real state of Filipino workers to media under the two years of President Duterte. “No… Read more »

Workers urge gov’t to certify tenure bill as urgent

The workers belonging to Sentro ng mga Progresibo at Nagkakaisang Manggagawa (Sentro) are urging President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the Security of Tenure Bill as urgent, as the Executive Order 51 failed to address contractualization. The House of Representatives has already passed HB House Bill 6908, or “An Act Strengthening the Security of Tenure of… Read more »

Charter Change: Changing the rules to allow dictatorship

Opening the 1987 Constitution to amendments via a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) will only enable the few to forward their own interests, allow the President and other incumbents to stay in power beyond their terms, or establish a transitional or permanent dictator along the way. On July 9, 2018, a draft federal constitution was submitted by… Read more »

Response From Migrant Worker Communities  and Migrant Rights’ Civil Society Organizations With Regards To Ongoing Raids on Undocumented Migrants in Malaysia

In response to the ongoing enforcement operations on undocumented migrant workers by the Immigration Department of Malaysia and as per press release (31 May 2018) by the Home Affairs Minister of Malaysia, YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin, of the new Pakatan Harapan government, we the migrant community and CSOs concerned about migrants’ rights… Read more »

Statement on the Conduct of “Oplan Galugad” and the Murder of Genesis Argoncillo

The Alliance of Progressive Labor-Youth (APL-Youth, an affiliate of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the continued conduct of Oplan Galugad, which resulted in the death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo, as well as the unjust incarceration of many others. Clearly, this current drive to “discipline” “vagrants” or “tambays”… Read more »

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  • Sentro’s statement on issues of domestic workers in Kuwait

    Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) shares the jubilation of hundreds of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for the recent positive development in the diplomatic row between the Kuwaiti and the Philippine governments. As part of the resolution, the Kuwaiti government announced last 9 May 2018 that the concerns of all migrant… Read more »

  • Press Statement on EO 54

    PRESS STATEMENT Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa 12 May 2018 Any increase in the benefits for workers would always be welcome. We agree that increases in benefits for workers with permanent disabilities should somewhat be aligned with the increase granted to pensioners without permanent disabilities. We are concerned about the sustainability of the… Read more »

  • Pagpabor sa Quo Warranto: Higanteng Hakbang tungo sa Diktadura

    Nagdesisyon ang Korte Suprema sa inihaing quo warranto case laban kay Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno na ipawalang-bisa ang pagkakatalaga kay Sereno bilang pinakamataas na hukom sa pamahalaan. Kami, ang Kalipunan ng Kilusang Masa, isang koalisyon ng mga kilusang manggagawa, magsasaka, kababaihan, maralitang lungsod, kabataan-estudyante, maka-kalikasang aktibista, ay masidhing kinukundena ang pagpabor ng mayorya sa Korte… Read more »

  • Labor group cautions gov’t about plans of hiring foreign workers for infra program, demands transparency on all the loans to be incurred

    The government should first ensure that the foreign workers it is planning to hire en masse for its ambitious infrastructure program would enjoy the same rights and welfare as any local worker. “Mr. Duterte can’t even improve the rights of local workers by living up to his promise to end contractualization, now he wants to… Read more »

  • SENTRO Statement for International Labor Day 2018

    “Panahon na ng paniningil.” Two years after his election, Rodrigo Duterte continues to demonstrate his inability to deliver the promises of change and progress he sold to the Filipino people. The list of his transgressions against the working class is growing: failure to end contractualization, wanton loss of lives thru the war on drugs, more… Read more »

  • Labor group hits closure of Boracay without clear compensation for the workers

    After recently abandoning his promise to end the practice of labor contractualization, the President ordered the closure of Boracay without first ensuring the livelihood of the workers and their families who will suffer the most, Sentro ng Nagkakaisang Progresibong Manggawa (SENTRO) stated. “At last, the President is finally showing his true color, no different from… Read more »