Government has the responsibility to pass laws to protect the rights of workers.
The public administration (government) must provide for the welfare and the comfort of working classes.
Among the many and grave duties of rulers who would do their best for the people, the first and chief, is to act with strict justice – towards each and every class alike. Justice, therefore, demands that the interest of the working classes should be carefully watched over by the administration, so that workers, who contribute so largely to the advantage of the community, may themselves share in the benefits which they create – that being housed, clothed, and bodily fit, they may find their life less hard and more endurable.
Rerum Novarum, #27 (1891)
We, members of Church-Labor Conference or CLC, declare our full support to the struggle of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) against the mass retrenchment, contractualization, and their plan to launch their strike to protect their job security.
Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies that discriminate against giving women productive employment, just wages and benefits at the workplace, and opportunities for livelihood and income; by societies that allow, or even promote, violence to be committed against women with impunity; by governments and public institutions that turn a blind eye to the human rights of women.
Paris, 8 March 2011 - “No democracy without equality” was the slogan of women participating in the Tunisian revolution. In the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings, women participated massively in demonstrations, on blogs and social networks. Women are also demonstrating in Bahrain, Yemen and Jordan and are active in women's rights organisations across the region.
Dear Inspector General of Police,
SRI LANKA: Disappearance of FORUM-ASIA Executive Committee Member Pattani Razeek - prime suspect has not been arrested
Name of the Victim: Mr. Pattani Razeek of No. 70, Sameeragama, Kottantivu, Puttalam, Sri Lanka
Alleged Perpetrators: Mr. Shabdeen Nowshadh
Date of latest incident: 11 February, 2010
Place of incident: Polonnaruwa North Central Province.
I would like to raise my serious concerns on the further information that I have received in the case of Mr. Pattani Razeek of No. 70, Sameeragama, Kottantivu, Puttalam. Mr. Razeek was a well known human rights defender in Sri Lanka and Asia. At the time of his alleged disappearance, he was the Managing Trustee of the Community Trust Fund (CTF) and was an Executive Committee Member of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA).
The recent discovery of two skeletal remains inside the Ampatuan’s properties has issued another round of condemnation amongst Filipinos in various walks of life. The general statement was that of shock, disgust and a sense of helplessness that such crimes can be committed, with the guilty parties remaining scath-free, even retaining their family’s hold over a decade-long power.