Philippines: Unionised garment workers prepare to sue First Glory following alleged illegal dismissal & union-busting
“Labor union sues Cebu garment firm for mass layoffs”, 02 February 2021
Union workers from garment company First Glory, located at the Mactan Economic Zone, will sue the company instead of going on strike…
“The union is now preparing to file a case at the National Labor Relations Commission and with the assistance of Partido Manggagawa (Labor Party), we are confident of winning our complaint for illegal dismissal and union busting,” said Cristito Pangan, president of the First Glory labor union.
The remaining 76 union workers of the factory were planning to strike on behalf of 300 other workers who were laid off on November 2020. That round of layoffs included the union president and some union officers.
The strike would have been the second by the union workers after the one in November last year. That protest was dispersed by the police and 5 of the labor organizers were arrested then for allegedly violating quarantine protocols.