Philippines: Anti-union repression against teacher union
Duterte regime in the Philippines has intensified attacks against the trade
The Education International is particularly concerned about the
harassment and repression targeting its affiliate, the Alliance of Concerned
Several ACT offices were raided by the police and at least one
ACT provincial coordinator was arrested in a new crackdown against unions and
civil society organisations in the country.
The repression operations are ongoing, and ACT fears that more
of their members could be targeted.
The union had to close offices to ensure the security of its
staff, members and officers.
The anti-union climate has caused unionists, teachers and
academics to fear for their rights and safety.
As a result, the Education International has launched this new
campaign on LabourStart to protest against the repression and to show support
for the teachers' union in the Philippines:
Please take a moment to click on that link and add your name to this
this campaign with your friends, family and fellow trade union members.