Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas
The Department of Labor and Employment
Republic of the Philippines

Dear Madam Secretary,

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.

Your determination means to set the Philippine Toyota free from whatever responsibility for its 6 years long refusal of collective bargaining.  Your determination means to totally nullify the decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the recommendation issued by ILO that have admitted the right of collective bargaining in favor of the Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA) as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent.  Your determination violates the rules of DOLE to the effect that no new certification election shall be allowed where the labor and the management are in a dispute.  The new election is so illegal that it is now going to be conducted based on a list of employees that includes supervisory employees as the voters.

We, therefore, strongly request you to withdraw your determination for the new certification election at once, and also request that the Philippine Government require the Philippine Toyota to have a collective bargaining negotiation with TMPCWA immediately. 

Feb. 11, 2006

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cc: Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA)