Mr. Hiroshi Ito
Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation
Dear Mr. President,
We strongly protest to you against your determination to force the conduct of a new certification election for another union of rank and file employees at the Philippine Toyota. We also strongly protest to you against the refusal of collective bargaining that has been done by the Philippine Toyota for almost 6 years until today.
The new certification election you are now forcing to conduct while continuing to refuse the collective bargaining as long as 6 years is utterly unacceptable to all workers throughout the world. All responsibilities for any and all disputes that have resulted from the refusal of collective bargaining by the Philippine Toyota are to be borne by the Philippine Toyota. Also, it is the Philippine Toyota who is to be held liable for the dismissal of 233 union member employees and the criminal charge against 26 union officers.
We, therefore, strongly require that the Philippine Toyota immediately comply with the decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and accordingly sit at a negotiation table with Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA) for collective bargaining without any delay. We also require that the Philippine Toyota respect for the spirit of the recommendation of ILO and accordingly withdraw the dismissal of 233 TMPCWA member employees and withdraw the criminal charge against 26 TMPCWA officers.
Feb. 11, 2006
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cc: Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA)