Philippines: Citra Mina tuna workers continue their fight for justice

Citra Mina tuna workers continue their fight for justice
July 24, 2014 marks exactly one year since the Samahang United Workers of Citra Mina Group of Companies Union in the Philippines registered their organization, and called on the Citra Mina group for recognition and negotiation. The giant tuna exporter responded with waves of dismissalstargeting union members and supporters between September and January 2014, leaving the workers and their families without income, and challenged the union’s registration.


On May 30 this year, the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) officially upheld the union’s registration and rights. Citra Mina, however, refuses recognition and has used the government’s conciliation procedures to reject reinstatement of the dismissed union members.

With the support of the national trade union center SENTRO, the union has been forcefully campaigning for its rights. Most recently, hundreds of trade unionists rallied in General Santos City on the occasion of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address, calling on the government to act to respect worker rights and the rights of the Citra Mina workers.

Thousands of you responded to our earlier appeal for messages to the company, but for those of you who were not able, CLICK HERE TO TELL CITRA MINA TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF ITS WORKERS – REINSTATEMENT AND RECOGNITION NOW!


Rampe du Pont-Rouge, 8, CH-1213, Petit-Lancy (Switzerland) 

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