Rejoinder from IndustriALL to NXP's response re union busting in Philippines
NXP Semiconductors labour abuses in Philippines, 26 Aug 2014
This letter is a response to the…letter you received from NXP Semiconductors in which the company attempts to justify its egregious labour abuses and union busting in the Philippines. NXP’s letter is both highly misleading and highly revealing about the company’s disdain for workers and their fundamental rights…The bottom line is that NXP sacked all 24 members of the elected union executive committee for not working on a series of public holidays. While NXP states…that it is a “caring employer”, it justifies its behaviour by saying it is “standard industry practice by major manufacturers” to require workers to work on holidays….requiring workers to work against their will on holidays is not the mark of a “caring employer”. Nor is responding to workers that do not report to work on holidays by terminating them…Hundreds of workers did not report to work…but NXP only terminated the union leaders among them. What clearer sign could there be of NXP’s anti-union hostility….