Goldilocks Workers On Strike PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 March 2010 22:22

Workers at Goldilocks Company went on strike today (3:00 am, March 11, 2010)

 

Around 300 workers of Goldilocks Company, a cake, pastry and restaurant chain in the Philippines, barricaded the two plants of the company located in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila early morning today.  The workers are demanding the reinstatement of the dismissed workers, and an end to the company’s policy of replacing regular workers with contractual labor.

 

On February 8, 2010, the Goldilocks management summarily dismissed 127 regular workers, mostly union leaders and members of the BISIG union, which won the union elections but had not been recognized by the company.

 

The Goldilocks workers believed that the dismissal was an off-shoot of the company’s plan to implement the contractualization scheme. The 127 regular workers will be replaced by the contractual workers to ensure lower wages and benefits for the workers and huge profits for the company.

 

Despite the fact that the company has grown to be a successful establishment with 200 branches and outlets nationwide and even abroad, the Goldilocks workers were treated shabbily and were slapped with illegal dismissal and other unfair labor practices. The company wanted to frustrate and destroy the BISIG union, the genuine representative of the workers at Goldilocks, so it could continue to deal with a management set-up union.

 

Mr. Joel Lachica, BISIG Union President, narrated that during the previous strike of Goldilocks workers in 1991, “three workers were killed and six were wounded when the police brutally fired at the picket line, in the very same spot where the workers today are staging a strike.”  Lachica added, “The same management people are in place today.  We’re not discounting the possibility that what happened in the 1991 strike could be repeated again.”

 

March 11, 2010

BISIG-AGLO-BMP

Contact Persons: Joel Lachica (BISIG Union President) 09359460790;; Rev (BISIG Union VP) 09157828455; Leody De Guzman (BMP President) 09237116070; and Butch Pena (AGLO Rep) 09228195949.

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 12 March 2010 22:29
 

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