Three union leaders at the 5-star Peninsula Manila hotel, are facing harsh retaliation by hotel management for their involvement in the IUF’s Global Housekeepers Campaign — and for effectively representing their members at the hotel.
(The IUF is the International Union of Foodworkers, a global union federation.)
To undermine their union and to reverse significant gains for workers they have won at the hotel, Peninsula Manila managers used workers’ participation in the 2016 Global Housekeepers Week of Action as a pretext to suspend several union leaders.
The union has negotiated improvements in the collective bargaining agreement. Union action to secure health and safety inspections resulted in an order to regularise 405 casual employees, including 55 housekeepers at the hotel. In response, management has set up a yellow union to challenge the existing workers’ union in the upcoming certification election.
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