- Mayor Vico Sotto posted on social media about Zagu Foods Corporation
- The new mayor slammed the company for its alleged unfair treatment of its workers
- He also visited a protest of the workers in Pasig after hearing that they allegedly experienced violence from the guards
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto took to social media to express his thoughts about the controversy involving Zagu Foods Corporation.
KAMI learned that Mayor Vico slammed Zagu for its alleged unfair treatment of its employees.
A video of the new mayor visiting the protest in Pasig of Zagu workers against the company was also shared online.
According to him, he visited the strike after hearing that Zagu’s guards allegedly used violence in confronting the protesters.
“Mahigit isang buwan nang naka-strike ang unyon ng mga manggagawa ng ZAGU. Nakatanggap ako ng report na may naganap na karahasan sa picket line, kaya't pumunta ako.
“Kinausap ko ang mga tao ng management at binigyan ko sila ng pagkakataong ipaliwanag kung bakit sinusubukan nilang paalisin ang mga nagwewelga. Ang sagot ng admin-in-charge, pinapatupad lang daw nila ang TRO ng NLRC -- ngunit malinaw naman sa TRO na puwedeng ipagpatuloy ang strike basta't hindi ito nakaharang sa pagpasok/paglabas sa Zagu Foods Corp. (nasa gilid lang ang picket line kung saan naganap ang insidente.)
“SA MAY-ARI AT MANAGEMENT NG ZAGU:
“Hindi nangyari ito kung wala kayong mga empleyado na 10+ taon na, pero kontraktwal pa rin. Hindi nagkaroon ng strike kung nakipag negosyasyon kayo ng maayos. 5 buwan na ito sa NCMB, wala pa rin kayong maayos na offer/counter-offer. Bakit kailangang umabot sa karahasan?
“SUMUNOD KAYO SA BATAS. GALANGIN NIYO ANG MGA KARAPATAN NG INYONG MANGGAGAWA,” Mayor Vico wrote on Facebook.
In a previous report by KAMI, journalist Ben Tulfo issued a challenge to Mayor Vico.
Vico Sotto is the son of comedian Vic Sotto and actress Coney Reyes. He has four half-siblings – Oyo and Danica, whose mother is Dina Bonnevie; Paulina, whose mom is Angela Luz; and Talitha, whose mom is Pauleen Luna.
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