NAMASAFA STRIKE UPDATE
Labor Secretary issued an Assumption of Jurisdiction Order on the dispute enjoining the workers to go back to work and referred the dispute to compulsory arbitration at the NLRC.
On the other hand, Sumifru Phils. Corp. was allowed by this government to continue to disregard the final and executory order of the court that it is the employer of the plantation workers and violates the duty to bargain collectively.
Moreover, over the past days the AFP was very active in campaigning against the union as well as organizing and instigating the scabs. The local and provincial government are also in chorus in dissuading the workers to stop the strike but never compelled the Sumifru to abide the court’s decision.
This illumines the reactionary and anti-people government that we have. Only through resolute, collective, and militant struggle of the workers and the people can overcome this rotten system. Tuloy ang laban hanggang sa tagumpay!