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Philippine radio network employees gear for a strike against union-busting

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The union-busting and illegal dismissals, said the union president, started since they formed a union for the radio network’s Manila operations.
BY MARYA SALAMAT
Bulatlat.com

MANILA — Forty-two anchors, reporters and production employees of RMN in Manila are up in arms against the management of DZxl radio station after it dismissed three of their union officers recently. The employees charged that the dismissals are part of management efforts to break up their newly formed union.
Early this year, the RMN management reportedly terminated the union president of RMN Manila Employees Union (RMN-MEU), Michael Rogas, vice president Lorenz Tanjoco and director Shane Juan. The management also placed two other union members in floating status.

Rogas said they filed a notice of strike last May 7. The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE)-NCR is set to hear their petition on Tuesday, May 15.

The radio employees’ union RMN-MEU had earlier filed cases against management for alleged union-busting and illegal dismissal.


Black ribbon as sign of protest at RMN newsroom(Photo courtesy of Lourdes Escaros-Paet / bulatlat.com)
Criticizing RMN management’s “anti-worker and anti-union activities,” Rogas said the union will stage a rally in front of RMN offices in Guadalupe Commercial Complex along EDSA Guadalupe in Makati City on Thursday, May 17. He asked other workers especially their fellow media workers to support their actions.

Canoy of RMN vs employees

Rogas disclosed that the union-busting and illegal dismissals started since they formed a union for the radio network’s Manila operations in November last year..... MORE

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