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DYING FOR LABOUR RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES Webinar
9 December @ 5:00am – 9:00am
To link into this webinar click here: https://zoom.us/j/235455382
The meeting ID is: 235 455 382
To dial in via phone, find your local no. here: https://zoom.us/u/atXm1V6my
In the past three years, more than 43 trade unionists have been murdered in the Philippines. Countless more are threatened with violence and false criminal charges.
Unionists, journalists and human rights activists critical of the government or assertive of their right to organise have been labelled terrorists and enemies of the state, and put on
anti-terror lists, in an effort to discredit them and make them vulnerable targets. This is a propaganda technique called red tagging.
The ITUC has listed the Philippines as one of the ten worst countries for workers in the world. In June the ILO’s Committee on the Application of Standards determined that a High Level Tripartite Mission should be sent to the Philippines. The government is yet to accept the mission.
The Council of Global Unions has called for a Global Day of Action to protest the grave violations in the Philippines on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. This webinar will help unionists understand the issues ahead of the protest actions.
Daisy Arago, Executive Director of the Center for Trade Human Rights (CTUHR), will speak about the work CTUHR has done to document the violations and the current environment for trade unions.
Raymond Basilio, General Secretary of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and a Board Member at Education International (EI), will share his personal experience as a ‘target’ of the Philippine government and the plight of his trade union colleagues and ACT members.
Julius Cainglet, Vice President of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and workers representative in the Asia Pacific Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM), will share his experience and insights on the issue.
For more information, visit: https://www.ituc-csi.org/Philippines-Solidarity-2019