International Mission to Probe Labor Killings [Philippines]

Author: Abner Bolos, Gitnang Luson News Service [Philippines], Published on: 23 April 2006

Alarmed by the unabated killing of political activists, world labor leaders will visit the country next month to investigate killings of labor leaders and organizers and repression of the labor sector...Ladera, a former president of the...International Wiring Systems Employees Unions (IWSEU), told GLNS that in Tarlac, the murder of Ricardo Ramos, former Central Azucarera De Tarlac Labor Union (CATLU) president, the recent killing of United Luisita Workers’ Union (ULWU) leaders Tirso Cruz...will be given special attention. In Bulacan, the mission will investigate the murders of...Rogelio Concepcion, union president of Solid Development Corp...The killings of Nestle Philippines union president Diosdado Fortuna...and Honda Workers’ Union president Romeo Legazpi, among others will be investigated, mission organizers said...the mission will study the plight of sugar and banana plantation workers...Giant transnational corporations such as Dole, Del Monte and Unifrutti operate in the region.

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Related companies: Central Azucarera de Tarlac Del Monte Foods Dole Honda Nestlé Unifrutti