Workers-ECOP partnership strong

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Federation of Free Workers (FFW) president Jose Sonny Matula told the Daily Tribune yesterday that they had agreed with the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) to continue their partnership now on its third year.

Aside from fostering better relations between management and labor, Matula said the cooperation between FFW and ECOP has resulted in workers benefiting from corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects of businessmen.

Some of the big firms in Metro Manila that are part of the FFW-ECOP CSR activities are Temic Automative (Continental) Philippines Inc., Vishay Philippines Inc., Allied Metals, Bayer Philippines, Delfi Philippines Inc. and Interphil Laboratories Inc.

The CSR projects involved occupational safety, livelihood, sports activities and medical and dental missions.

Still, Matula said FFW will not turn its back on its responsibility to workers to defend them against unfair labor practices, as well as in the campaign to end “endo” or the contractualization of workers.

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