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Dying for Casual-T in the Philippines


More than 70 activists from the Philippines Alliance of Progressive Labour, including leaders of the IUF-affiliated NUWHRAIN, demonstrated their solidarity with the struggle against disposable jobs at Unilever's Pakistan tea operations at Unilever headquarters in Manila on September 15. A protest program was held right on front of the gate where security guards and company officials met with the protesters. A company representative received the APL press statement.

The program included a symbolic "die-in" the scorching heat, with media reporters and photographers covering the action. NUWHRAIN's Edwin Bustillos, who is also APL deputy secretary general, said that the APL picket signified Filipino workers’ solidarity with the struggle of the Lipton/Brooke Bond tea workers in Pakistan as well as their resolve to fight casualization at home and around the world.