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9 April 2009

Philippines: more legal harassment of labour activists

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Authorities in the Philippines are abusing their legal system as a means to repress workers' rights. A new court case against 33 labour-rights activists and factory workers is politically motivated and aimed at suppressing labour rights in the country...

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6 August 2007

US firms seek stop to labor attacks [Philippines]

Author: Niña Catherine Calleja, Inquirer [Philippines]

At least eight US apparel and retail companies have sent a letter to President Macapagal-Arroyo, expressing their concern over the recent violent attacks on strikers in a Korean-owned company at the Cavite Export Processing Zone (CEPZ). The letter...

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16 April 2007

Sacked Manila factory workers hit at Wal-Mart [Philippines]

Author: Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times

Workers in the Philippines who were sacked for going on strike have criticised Wal-Mart for its decision not to renew orders from their factory...[Wal-Mart] allowed its contract with the Chong Won factory outside Manila to expire last month and has...

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10 March 2007

Manila strikers seek support from anti-union Wal-Mart

Author: Roel Landingin, Financial Times

Ms Comia and more than 200 of her colleagues at Chong Won Fashion, which makes T-shirts for the US retailer, went on strike last September to press the company's Korean owner to negotiate a labour agreement with the union...The Worker Rights...

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21 February 2007

Philippines: Worker Rights Consortium alleges labour rights abuses at Wal-Mart supplier One Step Up - Wal-Mart says it is investigating

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21 February 2007

U.S. group says factory Wal-Mart uses abuses workers [Philippines]

Author: Reuters

A U.S. watchdog group has called on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to put a stop to what it says is worker abuse at a factory in the Philippines that makes apparel for the retailer. The Worker Rights Consortium said the Chong Won factory, which primarily makes...

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21 February 2007

[PDF] full report: "Worker Rights Consortium Assessment re Chong Wan Fashion Inc (The Philippines"

Author: Worker Rights Consortium

[includes comments on response of Chong Wan and Wal-Mart]

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14 November 2006

Foreign businesses to Arroyo: Stop killings - US-based firms join unprecedented call [Philippines]

Author: Ronnel Domingo, Inquirer / INQ7.net [Philippines]

SAYING VIOLENCE has no place in a democracy, foreign chambers of commerce and multinational companies yesterday made an unprecedented call on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration to put an end to political killings or risk losing aid and...

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1 November 2006

7 apparel companies join chambers of commerce in expressing concern to Philippines President about political killings and violent attacks against striking workers

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1 November 2006

Wal-Mart factory workers assaulted, fired for going on strike

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network

Workers producing clothes for Wal-Mart at the Korean-owned Chong Won Fashion garment factory in the Philippines...[are facing] their employers’ attempt to destroy their union through violence, mass firings and intimidation. On September 27, a combined...

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