An agreement addressing the plight of worker-members of the Liwayway Marketing Inc. Workers’ Union (LIWU-ANGLO-KMU), who have been on strike for three months, was finally signed by the union and management last November 22.
The management agreed to reinstate the 40 workers who were put on floating status and indemnify the workers for the wages they have lost since they mounted the strike. Liwayway workers produce Oishi snack products.
Meanwhile, SMT Philippines workers achieved victory after protesting for 55 days against the illegal closure of the company and food blockade imposed against their picket.
The workers were awarded an acceptable compensation package and separation pay and were provided aid and benefits after working for the company for over two decades.