Philippines

The Philippines is among the most dangerous countries in the world for union activists and leaders. Incidents of violence, murder, arbitrary arrests and anti-union retaliation are well documented.

 

In the Philippines, the Solidarity Center works with trade unions, global union federations and allied organizations to support advocacy and union organizing that advance labor rights and freedom of association. The Solidarity Center partners with unions to provide capacity-building training, legal assistance and engagement with policymakers to support workers in the construction, platform-based delivery, call center and manufacturing sectors.

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Vanessa Parra
Campaign and Media Communications Director

(+1) 202-974 -8383

 

The Philippines: Snapshots from the Labor Movement

The Philippines is ranked as one of the 10 worst countries for working people. Unions there face attempts to bust their organization, arrests and violence–including murder. And last year, four union activists were killed for their work. Still, the labor movement is...

The Philippines Ratifies Treaty to Eliminate Violence, Harassment at Work

This week, the Philippines became the first Asian country to ratify the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 190, in a unanimous vote in the Philippine Senate. ILO C190, or the “Convention Concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the...

PHILIPPINE WORKERS, UNIONS RECOGNIZED FOR ‘COURAGE IN THE FACE OF EXTREME VIOLENCE’

For their courage and persistence in the face of escalating threats to their own lives, seven delegates representing the Philippine labor movement received the 2023 AFL-CIO George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., this week. The...
The Philippines: Snapshots from the Labor Movement

The Philippines: Snapshots from the Labor Movement

The Philippines is ranked as one of the 10 worst countries for working people. Unions there face attempts to bust their organization, arrests and violence–including murder. And last year, four union activists were killed for their work. Still, the labor movement is...

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