PHOTOS | Workers continue protest vs union-busting electronics company NXP
June 7, 2014
Twenty-four of their leaders were dismissed and their union is under siege. Locked out and left out a month after their leaders’ unjust dismissal, hundreds of protesting workers forced their way through the industry park’s gates. Chanting “Manggagawang tinanggal, ibalik! Ibalik!” (Dismissed workers, reinstate! Reinstate!), the protesters, ushered in by dozens of fellow workers in motorcycles, marched a few kilometers toward the NXP plant. In an admirable show of workers’ strength, and with cops and security personnel watching, the NXP workers called on the management, especially its general manager, Jose Miguel Orleans, to resume the talks for a collective bargaining agreement and end attacks on the workers’ right to a union.
NXP Semiconductors, formerly Philips Semiconductors, is an electronics company that provides semiconductors to companies such as Apple, among others.
Here are some of the photos of the protest action: