The international trade union movement is mobilizing to stand with Filipino workers on December 10, International Human Rights Day.
More than 50 trade unionists have been killed under the brutal regime of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippines, for the fifth year in a row, is one of the ten worst countries for workers to freely associate and to bargain collectively without fear and intervention, according to the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) 2021 Global Rights Index.
Elected officials and executives of multinational corporations doing business in the Philippines must speak out against the human rights violations that are on the rise in the Philippines and use their voices and influence to call for real reform. Congress should pass the Philippine Human Rights Act to suspend security assistance to the Philippines until the Duterte's regime ends its campaign targeting labor leaders and activists.
Watch this video from ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow to learn more.