- The workers of Zagu went on strike just before its 20th anniversary
- Zagu was accused of “unfair labor practices”
- The company will be celebrating its anniversary on June 20
Just before the 20th anniversary of Zagu Food Corporation, its workers went on strike to call out the company’s alleged “illegal labor-only contracting” and “unfair labor practices.”
KAMI learned that the Organization of Zagu Workers-Solidarity of Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms (Organiza-Super) started their protest at 4 a.m. on Thursday.
In a report by Rappler, the 20th anniversary of Zagu will be on June 20. The president of Organiza-Super said that Zagu should treat their workers fairly.
“On Zagu's 20th year, we demand that management correct their wrongs and treat their workers fairly! Tama na! Sobra na! Welga na!” Shirley Fulgencio said.
Zagu has 500 stores nationwide. Union Secretary Hazel Calain said that around 250 workers were being contracted out from three different service cooperatives and manpower agencies.
Calain also noted that what Zagu had been doing was violating the Department Order No. 174 which states that the “companies cannot contract out jobs that are directly related to their business.”
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