|In March 2001, Toyota Philippines fired 227 union
officers and members and suspended 64 others for taking part in a peaceful union
assembly. The workers were demonstrating in front of the Department of Labour
and Employment to protest the company痴 refusal to collectively bargain with the
union, the Toyota Motor Philippine Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA). Of
the original group illegally fired, 136 still seek reinstatement.
In September 2003, the Supreme Court of the Philippines ordered Toyota
management to begin collective bargaining. Two months later the International
Labour Organisation (ILO) called on Toyota management to reinstate the workers
and bargain in good faith with the TMPCWA. Despite both of these rulings
Toyota Philippines has not recognised the union, reinstated the workers or
negotiated a collective bargaining agreement.
The International Metalworkers・Federation and its affiliates have launched an
international campaign calling for the immediate reinstatement of the workers.
The workers are also demanding that Toyota Philippines recognise their
fundamental right to form a union and to bargain collectively.
Join the campaign to Reinstate Them Now!
On this website you will find the following materials and up-to-date
information about the campaign:
- Fact Sheet: A summary of the situation at Toyota Philippines
- Timeline: A detailed chronology of the situation
- Updates: Current status of the campaign
- Solidarity: Letters to the Philippine government and Toyota management on
behalf of the TMPCWA workers