This campaign is now closed.
Please take a moment to visit our active campaigns page.



Philippines: Drop the charges against union leaders

In partnership with the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), an independent labour center in the Philippines promoting genuine, militant and anti-imperialist trade unionism.

Warrants of arrest have been issued for three of Kilusang Mayo Uno’s National Council members and one of its regional leaders. Roy Velez (KMU-National Capital Region chairperson), Amelita Gamara (KMU-NCR deputy secretary-general) and Ronald Ian Evidente (KMU-Negros spokesperson) have all been charged of fabricated crimes in connection with the activities of the rebel group New People’s Army. 

Meanwhile, Hermenegildo Marasigan (vice-chair of the Pagkakaisa ng mga Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan or Pamantik, KMU’s Southern Tagalog chapter) was charged in relation to an alleged scuffle that broke out in an anti-militarization protest in Laguna province. 



The accusations against them are false.

Criminalizing trade-union leaders is an act of harassment to hinder them from carrying out their trade-union activities. It is part of the Philippine government’s  counterinsurgency program called Oplan Bayanihan, which hinders workers from practicing their right to freedom of association.




Your message will be sent to the following email addresses:
osnd@philonline.com, dnd.opla@gmail.com,
 soj@doj.gov.ph