Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Laborers protest working condition inside Hanjin

Some 300 workers from Hanjin Shipyard protested against unfair labor practice and maltreatment of workers inside the shipyard on Sunday.

The protest action in Subic was the end of a series of actions against Hanjin Shipyard

The workers also trooped to the Korean Embassy and the Department of Labor and Employment in Manila before proceeding to Subic town in Zambales for their protest caravan.

The protest caravan did not manage to get close to the shipyard gate in Subic after it was blocked by members of the Zambales police.

"Hanjin management's non-compliance to safety standards has put our lives in danger, making its shipyard a graveyard for some of us," said Joey Gonzales, secretary general of Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Hanjin Shipyard (Samahan).

After negotiations failed to let the protester near the main gate of Hanjin, the CBCP -- represented by Bishop Broderick Pabillo -- held a mass along the national highway leading to Hanjin.

The protest was also participated in by members of the Partido ng Manggagawa, Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, Manggagawa para sa Kalayaan ng Bayan (Makabayan), and representatives from the Korean Workers Union and Hanjin Korean Union.

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