IFJ Joins NUJP in Support for Striking Philippines Radio Employees

 

The

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National

Union of Journalists Philippines (NUJP) in expressing strong support for the striking

employees from Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) in

Davao City, southern Philippines who are protesting the RMN management’s

on-going refusal to negotiate with their representative union the RMN Davao Employees Union (RDEU).

 

According

to the NUJP, the decision of the RDEU members

to strike in front of the station on July 10 follows two years of RMN management refusal

to recognise the legitimacy of the RDEU and negotiate with them in good faith for

minimal improvements to the pay and working conditions of RMN employees under their

Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

"If anything, the RDEU has

shown uncommon patience in the face of management’s callousness to the workers’

just demands that it took them this long to finally mount their strike,"

the NUJP said.

 

"The IFJ fully

supports these journalists, who are defending their right to bargain

collectively and the welfare of media workers more broadly”, IFJ Asia-Pacific

said.

 

“Fair

wages and decent working conditions for media workers serve an important

purpose in safeguarding press freedom,”

 

For

further information contact IFJ Asia-Pacific on +612 9333 0950

 

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represents more than 600,000 journalists in 131 countries

 

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