Only 4% of Southeastern Mindanao’s workers belong to unions

 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/7 Dec) — Only 68,000 of Southeastern Mindanao’s
1.6 million workers, or 4.25 percent, are members of labor unions and
only a fourth of the region’s 618 unions have a collective bargaining
agreement, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment said.

DOLE regional director Ma. Gloria A. Tango, in a press conference here
in time for the labor department’s 73rd anniversary, said there is
industrial peace in the region with no “actual” strike in the last two
years. She said, too, that labor-management relations have “matured,”
adding that labor unions are using strike as the last recourse. Read full story here.

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