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AUGUST 30, 2016

 

Protest Action in Front of Toyota Commonwealth in Quezon City. This protest action is part of the continuing Shame on Toyota and George Ty campaign of TMPCWA until Toyota and its local Filipino Partner George Ty continue in not heeding the illegally dismissed workers demands to implement the International Labor Organization"s Recommendation of 2012, 2013 and 2015 stating for the equitable negotiated solution to the 15 years Labor Dispute in Toyota Philippines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

JULY 22, 2016

 

Last July 22, 2016 TMPCWA launch Shame on Toyota Campaign Protest Action and Dialogue with the new Department of Labor and Employment Officials.

 

Protest at Metrobank headquarters where George Ty takes his regular Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken in Front of  G.T  Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken in front of the Japanese Embassy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken in front of the Department and Labor and Employment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

The New Undersecretary of Labor went out to talk with the protestors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

MARCH 16, 2016

 

PROTEST ACTION COMMEMORATING THE 15TH YEARS ILLEGAL

MASS DISMISSAL OF 233 UNION LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF TMPCWA

 

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15 YEARS OF VIBRANT AND MEANINGFUL STRUGGLE OF THE WORKERS OF TOYOTA

AND THE HEARTLESSNESS OF TOYOTA AND GEORGE TY

TO THE 233 ILLEGALLY DISMISSED WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

 

Today, March 16, is the day where in the anger of the 233 illegally dismissed workers by Toyota and George Ty are constantly awakened and reminded to us because of the MASSACRE that they have committed to the lives and livelihoods of the workers, together with their families.  This is the worst day to all the workers that are illegally dismissed and also to their families.  The massacre has been perpetrated by Toyota because they failed to suppress the victory won by the workers in fighting for a genuine union inside the factory in the leadership of TOYOTA MOTOR PHILIPPINES CORPORATION WORKERS ASSOCIATION (TMPCWA).  

 

FIFTEEN YEARS have passed since the management illegally dismissed 233 leaders and active members of the union TMPCWA, but Toyota and George Ty did not stop in attacking the illegally dismissed workers.  But still, for those 15 years of struggle, the Toyota management and George Ty failed to crush or destroy the union TMPCWA. The continued struggle and commitment of the illegally dismissed workers further expose the failure of Toyota and George Ty to destroy the fighting spirit of the workers and their inability to suppress the workers who never gets tired of fighting for their rights in view of attaining victory and genuine justice.

 

The determination to continue fighting by the illegally dismissed workers can also be attributed to the RECOMMENDATION of the INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION that it released since 2003, especially its recommendations on November 2012, October 2013 and November 2015, with its continued releases of recommendations and analysis up to exposing the truth about the illegal dismissal for fifteen years already.  The recommendations further exposed the UNION BUSTING attacks of Toyota and George Ty against the illegally dismissed workers.

 

The truth about the current situation of this long standing Labor Dispute are clearly showed by the political victories gained by the union TMPCWA together with the other workers that are still inside the factory that have also been part of the union's struggle for the interests of the working class.  Even of the management and Toyota used different kinds of deceitful maneuvers to destroy these facts, but the truth remains that they failed in destroying the union. They only continue to witness the constant protests of the illegally dismissed workers in front of their own buildings, banks, establishments and factory.  Toyota should definitely think that the only thing that could stop the workers from their continued protest is to sit down and to launch a negotiation with the workers as recommended by the ILO.

 

If Toyota will not adhere or implement the  ILO Recommendations of 2012, 2013 and 2015 and it will continue to do dirty schemes and will to destroy the union, they will also continue to experience defeat because TMPCWA WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO FIGHT AND STRUGGLE FOR GENUINE SOCIAL JUSTICE for the illegally dismissed workers.  ###

 

LONG LIVE THE FIFTEEN (15) YEARS OF COMMITMENT AND STRUGGLES OF THE 233 ILLEGALLY DISMISSED WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!

 

START THE NEGOTIATION NOW! END THE LONG STANDING LABOR DISPUTE!

 

LONG LIVE THE WORKING CLASS!

 

 

(below is the Filipino translation of the Statement above please click to view or download)

 

 

(Below photos are taken in front of G.T. Tower - owned by George Ty)

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

(Photos below are taken in front of Metrobank Headquarters - also owned by George Ty)

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

(Photos below are taken in front of the Japanese Embasy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

(lunch time photos taken near Japanese Embassy perimeter)

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

    

 

 

(Photos below are taken in front of Toyota Santa Rosa Plant in Laguna)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

JANUARY 27, 2016 TMPCWA LAUNCHED APPEAL PROTEST CARAVAN DURING THE VISIT OF

JAPAN EMPEROR AKIHITO AND EMPRESS MICHIKO IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Vedio-clips" please click the url below.

1. Police confrontation during assembly

2. Mediola Protest

3. 20160127_Japan Emb prog1.mp4

4. 20160127_GT1.mp4

 

 

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(Letter to the Emperor in pdf file)

 

 

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(letter to President B.S. Aquino)

                    

 

 

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(letter to Toyota)

   

 

 

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(Photos below was taken near the Japan Embassy in the Philippines.)

Philippine National Police blocked TMPCWA as they come close in front of the Japan Embassy. The police also tried to disperse the protesters. But despite of this, the protesters continue to hold their action to address the appeal of the illegally dismissed workers to Japan Embassy and the Royal Couple to make intervention and help the illegally dismissed workers so as to talk to Toyota Japan and its subsidiaries for the implementation of ILO Recommendations favouring the 233 + 4 illegally dismissed workers by Toyota.

 

  

 

 

   

  

  

  

 

 

(Photos below are taken in front of the Malacanang Palace)

TMPCWA staged protests together with various mass organisations supporting each others cause to address the concern of the Filipino comfort women victims during world war II. Protesters also raised the issue of the forging of new military alliances between US-JAPAN and the Philippines. TMPCWA had speeches about the local situation and its appeal to both Japan and Aquino government to implement the November 2012, October 2013 and November 2015 ILO Recommendations to find solution into the 15 years long standing labor dispute between the illegally dismissed workers and Toyota.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

(Photos below are taken in front of the G.T. Tower, the building owned by the owner of

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.  and co-owner of Toyota Philippines)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos below are taken in front of the Metrobank Headquarters)

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

     
     

 

MAY 22, 2015 SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN PROTEST

 

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(to watch the video click the link below)

3. TMPCWA 5-22-15.mp4 /       4. TMPCWA 5-22-15.mp4 /          5. TMPCWA 5-22-15.mp4

 

Explanation to the video links: The video was taken in front of the METROPOLITAN BANK and TRUST CO. owned by George TY.Many policemen was blocking and preventing the protesting dismissed workers to come closer to the building and the police threatened the workers not to launch protest in front of this bank or the workers will be arrested. The determined illegally dismissed members of TMPCWA did not take the threat and intimidation of the police and SWAT TEAM and successfully take their protest in front of the bank. TOYOTA and its Local partner GEORGE TY was shaken to the strong protest and by the numbers of illegally dismissed workers that is now attending in the SHAME on TOYOTA and SHAME on GEORGE TY Campaign of TMPCWA.

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Assembly started around 9:30 in the morning at Liwasang Bonifacio.

  

 

 

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Marching protest started in front of the Department of Labor and Employment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken in front of the Department of Labor and Employment building, calling the attention of the Secretary of DoLE on the TMPCWA case and to show strong support by TMPCWA to all the KENTEX fire victim workers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Around 100 illegally dismissed members to face with the Official of the Labor Department

   

 

 

 

 

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Short discussion after the meeting with DoLE Official at an open park in the nearby area before lunch time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Protest in front of the G.T. Tower, owned by George Ty.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

below photos are police assets/ intelligence. in the left photo man wearing bull cap and white t-shirt who followed us from the DoLE up to the GT Tower and was running away every time protesters are taking photo of him. on the right photo man wearing with green t-shirt was always seen every time we launch protest in front of GT Tower. Another police asset - the guy wearing red hat below.

   

 

 

Photos below are taken in front of the headquarters of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company in Ayala Makati City.

 

(Special Weapons and Tactics was deployed in front of the Metro Bank because Toyota and George Ty was very alarmed and over reacted on the numbers of the dismissed workers who participated in the Shame on Toyota Campaign this time).

   

 

     

 

     

14 YEARS OF STRUGGLE and continuing

 

March 16, 2015 Illegally Dismissed members of TMPCWA stage whole day protest in commemoration of the 14th year mass dismissal of Toyota to 233 members of the union.

"We want JUSTICE, we wanted TOYOTA to respect our very fundamental rights as workers, as humans.. we will stop fighting if Toyota will sit in a negotiation and discuss with the union for the possible solution of the more than a decade problem between Toyota and our union".. this is what the members of TMPCWA is yelling in their one day protest action marking the 14th year of memorial day of 233 illegally dismissed workers of Toyota and their families.

 

Solidarity Message from Support Group for TMPCWA in Japan

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Toyota Bicutan Dealer/Sales Office

 

G.T. TOWER (Buildting Owned by George Ty in Makati City)

 

Metro-Bank Owned by George Ty the local Partner of Toyota

 

Toyota Makati (Bel-Air)

 

Japanese Embassy

 

Toyota Manila Bay

 

Toyota Santa Rosa Factory

 

     

February 20, 2015

 

To: Mr. Akio Toyoda,

President

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

 

From: Ed. G. Cubelo,

President

TOYOTA MOTOR PHILIPPINES CORPORATION WORKERS ASSOCIATION (TMPCWA)

 

Re: Letter of Request regarding the Settlement of Labor Dispute at TMPC

 

Dear Sir,

 

As you know well, there exists in Your Company an unusual situation that Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMPC) as the Philippine local subsidiary of Your Company has left such problem unsettled for nearly 14 years that TMPC bulldozed a mass-dismissal of as many as 233 workers in 2001 over an issue of the formation of our union and our collective bargaining right and further dismissed another four workers in 2010.

 

Regarding this matter, TMPC has been issued oftentimes so far a Recommendation by the International Labor Organization (ILO) to the effect that this dismissal constitutes a violation of the International Conventions honoring the right of workers to organize and their collective bargaining right so that TMPC is urged to reach such a settlement, through elaborated negotiation with the union by getting help of the Philippine Government as intermediary, that TMPC shall <cancel the dismissal and reinstate the dismissed workers in their original workplace or, if it is impossible, pay a proper compensation enough to make up for that>, which also you should already know very well.   

 

For these years the dismissed workers and their families have been continuing their fight gritting their teeth and enduring their bleeding-like hardship with the determination that “We can never accept this illegal dismissal unless and until the Company Management shows us their faithful apology and compensation.”    

 

However, the Company Management not only has continued to regard the dismissed workers as being just like garbage so that they do not greet the dismissed workers as the other party of negotiation, but also is cold-heartedly ignoring the intermediary efforts of the Department of Labor and Employment that is now making strenuous efforts for the settlement of this case representing the Philippine Government.     

 

What company on earth is it that has left unattended a letter from a Secretary (Minister) of the national government of one state, in which she politely and humbly asked thoughtful consideration and response from the company management, without even showing any gesture of going to respond in due course? Though we do not know whether it is a world-top leading multinational enterprise or not, we wonder if there exists such a local company that can dare to show such an arrogant attitude of derisively mocking the executive acts of the government in the state in question. In fact such a company is the Philippine subsidiary of Your Company, namely Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation.

 

In facing with the fact that such a cruel act is being taken in a developing country in Asia by the local subsidiary, we cannot help but question the governance ability and responsibility of its mastermind, namely Your Company that is Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan as well as You Yourself as the Representative Director and President thereof.

 

And, the problem does not end with this. We cannot help but point out that such attitude of the Philippine local company is assumed under the direction of Your Company that is Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan and You Yourself as the Representative Director and President thereof. The reason is because for some time after this dismissal was bulldozed, Your Company was showing a sort of get-away attitude by pretending that “Any local matter is dealt with locally,” so as to evade the responsibility of the headquarters but later on in the midst of severe criticism by a certain foreign institutional investor as saying, “We are unable to make investment in a company like Toyota which is blamed by ILO for violating the rights of workers,” Your Company laid down something named “Global CSR (corporate social responsibility) Policy” in which Your Company, while saying on the surface such beautiful words as. “We honor local, national and international law and spirit thereof,” in order to veil the real intent, in fact as far as the right of workers to organize is concerned, has sneaked in a proviso to the effect that such right is honored only within the scope of the law of a country in question, thereby Your Company has made it clear to turn to a confrontational stance. The reason why Your Company has decided to turn to a confrontational stance as such regarding the corporate social responsibility was because quite fortunately a decision was released by the Philippine Supreme Court ruling out that this dismissal by TMPC was effective. Though this decision is quite problematic, the important point is that if you can manipulate at will the government of a country where you invest, you will be able to control the right of workers at will by saying, “the right of workers is honored within the scope of the law of a country in question.” Your Company has laid down such an intrigued, tricky “Global CSR Policy” in a manner much the same as “For a proposal in principle but Against particular details of thereof” and is commanding all the local subsidiaries in the world to follow this Policy, is it not?

 

TMPC Management is now boasting, “As we have got the decision from the Philippine Supreme Court ruling out that the dismissal is effective, we have no legal responsibility for complying with ILO Recommendation.” This is happening exactly because Your Company is commanding them to so behave, is it not?   

 

For instance, in case the government of a developing country has to adopt a foreign investment inducement policy as part of its economic policies, it can happen that the government may curtail the rights of workers in order not to get unpleasant foreign investors to take their investment out and go back home, for that matter may favor multinational enterprises by making the law courts to release a decision ruling out the dismissal is effective even if workers or union leaders are illegally dismissed just because they exercised their legitimate rights of organization and collective action seeking the improvement of their working conditions. There must be many similar things that Your Company as well as You Yourself remember concerning the subject matter in the Philippines. In such cases, however, ILO is issuing Corrective Recommendations as saying, “It may be so indeed in the law of the country in question, but we cannot approve it from the standpoint of international labor standards.” The cheap trick of Your Company’s “Policy”, which seemingly looks excellent, has already been seen through since a long time ago. This is the stance of ILO and the significance of ILO Recommendation. Also, this represents the big waves that are majestically flowing in international society today.  

 

We do believe that Your Company as well as You Yourself know and recognize this already. We can hardly believe that neither Your Company nor You Yourself know anything about it at all. If neither Your Company nor You Yourself know, it is quite problematic indeed for Your Company and Your Yourself to continue business in such a situation with a signboard of a top-brass multinational enterprise put up, and if Your Company and You Yourself know it but do not comply with it and dare to take the opposite attitude, Your Company as well as You Yourself will, sooner or later, very likely be showered by international society with a big criticism for being malicious intentional criminals.

 

We from heart expect and request that Your Company and You Yourself would immediately make a brave decision to show us faithful apology and compensation for the settlement of this labor dispute so that Your Company and You Yourself may get a large applauding stamp from ILO and society and from investors also as saying, “You are exactly the Toyota we expected!” before things develop so worse and worse as we are anticipating.

 

Sincerely,

 

SIGNED

Ed Cubelo

President

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation

Workers Association (TMPCWA)

 

 

     

Handbill Circulated in front of Toyota Japan headquarters

 

     

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

 

Leaflet Tagalog

 

     

 

TMPCWA Statement for 2015

 

2015 – A year of unceasing struggle, firm resolves to consolidate and unify and is full of hope for the illegally dismissed workers of Toyota; and honor for the 14 years of continued struggle of the 233 + 4 leaders and members of TMPCWA and their families.

 

2014 is the year that has been very significant, for the 233 + 4 illegally dismissed workers to be more zealous in mobilizing and more firm to struggle for this coming year of 2015, to continue the fight to look for and attain true and genuine social justice that has been continuously denied by Toyota – George Ty and the Aquino government.  The hardships and sacrifices that are experienced last year by the illegally dismissed workers and their family were not at all easy. But all the trials and sacrifices did not become a barrier for us not to continue our fight and struggle against those that oppressed us.

 

The past year had been meaningful and full of hope to reach a larger number of the workers that were illegally dismissed and to further strengthen the unity amongst us for a more active mobilization for the SHAME ON TOYOTA campaign and to link the local owner of Toyota, George Ty as one of the mastermind behind the illegal dismissal of the 233 + 4 workers and to indict them for their crimes against the illegally dismissed workers and the workers’ families.

 

The efforts and hard work for the illegally dismissed leaders and members of TMPCWA, as well as their families, will not end with the closing of 2014.  On the contrary, TMPCWA sees the coming year of 2015 with more hope and continued struggle to commemorate the 14th year of their fight for the attainment of true and genuine social justice.

 

TMPCWA gives its highest tribute, not just to the 233 + 4 illegally dismissed workers and their families to their unyielding resolve to remain firm in their fight, but also to those that supported TMPCWA, both on local and international. TMPCWA also extends its utmost gratitude to all those that continues to echo the calls of TMPCWA on the international community and also to continue to campaign for the implementation of the November 2012 and October 2013 ILO Recommendation for a just and equitable solution.

 

TMPCWA would also like to extend its deepest and sincerest gratitude and tribute to the SUPPORT GROUP FOR TMPCWA IN JAPAN and AICHI SUPPORT GROUP FOR TMPCWA, especially ZENZOSEN (ALL-JAPAN SHIP-BUILDING UNION), a solidarity affiliation of TMPCWA in JAPAN, in their steadfast and unceasing support for TMPCWA and their continued commitment to be one with the fight of TMPCWA for almost 14 years.

 

TMPCWA offers their continued fight and struggle to the people and they contribute their struggle for the unending history of the fight and struggles of the working class to gain victories for the good of all.

 

ADVANCE THE VICTORY FOR THE WORKING CLASS!

 

CONTINUE TO EXPOSE AND TO FIGHT AGAINST THE CONSPIRACY BETWEEN TOYOTA-GEORGE TY- AQUINO REGIME TO NOT RESOLVE THE ALMOST 14 YEARS OF LABOR DISPUTE BETWEEN TMPCWA AND TOYOTA!

 

SHAME ON TOYOTA!

 

SHAME ON GEORGE TY

 

SHAME ON AQUINO REGIME!

 

LONG LIVE THE 233 + 4 ILLEGALLY DISMISSED WORKERS THAT CONTINUES TO REMAIN STEADFAST TO CARRY THE FIGHT UNTIL THEIR VICTORY!

 

LONG LIVE THE WORKING CLASS!

 

 

     

 

DECEMBER 19, 2014 SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

 

Solidarity message from Support Group:

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PHILIPPINE TOYOTA UNION TMPCWA IN JAPAN

AICHI SUPPORT GROUP FOR PHILIPPINE TOYOTA UNION TMPCWA

 

 

Photo taken in front of the GT Tower in Makati City

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Photo taken in front of Metro Bank Head Quarter in Makati City

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Photo taken in front of Toyota Pasong Tamo in Makati City

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Photos taken in the year end gathering of TMPCWA after protest actions

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SEPTEMBER ACTION FOR SHAME TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

     

 

AUGUST 29, 2014 SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

Last August 29, 2014 TMPCWA continue the series of protest under its program to launch SHAME On TOYOTA Campaign for almost nine months already for the implementation of the November 2012 and October 2013 Recommendation of the International Labor Organization to urge the Philippine Government and Toyota to find solution into the long-standing labor dispute between the 233: + 4  illegally dismissed workers in Philippine Toyota subsidiary.

 

The members of the union first gathered in front of G.T. Tower building owned by George Ty in Ayala Makati, the business capital of the City. George Ty is in partnership of Toyota and Akio Toyota the owner of Toyota Japan for more than 25 years already. He is also the owner of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company as well as the present Chairman of G.T. Capital Holdings who also investing to energy and electricity in the country and the 6th of the top ten billionaire in the country.

 

The illegally dismissed workers are not only yelling for justice but also would like to challenge George Ty and specially AKIO TOYODA into a genuine CHALLENGE not in the like of social media Ice Bucket challenge like he did but a challenge to resolve the more than 13 years of agony and sacrifices of the illegally dismissed workers and their families which until now still ignoring by George Ty and Akio Toyoda.

 

TMPCWA would like to expose that Akio Toyota is not really accepting the ICE Bucket challenge whole heartedly but only a mere social media promotion like promoting freely of its product using the social media technology trending. Almost all the people who entering and exiting the door of the GT Tower building was very surprise to look, watch and learned that the dispute still not yet over like what Toyota and management people in the G.T. Tower having told to them.

 

The next protest action was in front of Toyota Makati (Toyota Bel-Air) a sales office of Toyota in Makati City where the Managing Director is Dabid Go, the Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP). Here in this protest, the illegally dismiss members trying to tell to Toyota management to respect what the ILO is expressing to Toyota and the Philippine Government to seek EQUITABLE NEGOTIATED SOLUTION.

 

The last part of the protest is in front of the Department of Labor and Employment building to protest to the government official to act on this matter for and to listen to the voice of the illegally dismissed workers for already 13 years now and  to implement the ILO Recommendation which is long overdue.###

 

  

 The tarpouline holds by the protestors during the one day protest.

 

 

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JULY 9, 2014 SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

The series of protest is continuing for the month of July  for the Shame on Toyota Campaign of the illegally dismissed workers of Toyota. The 233 + 4 illegally dismissed workers is supporting this campaign to keep in exposing Toyota and the Philippine Government for not implementing the ILO Reccomendation of November 2012 and October 2013 that urging Toyota and the government to find equitable solution to end the more than 13 years of labor dispute in Toyota Philippines. It has been a very long time which Toyota  continue  to keep its arrogant behavior and selfish stance against the illegally dismissed workers and their families.

 

The illegally dismissed workers of Toyota will never stop to inform the public about their stubborn treatment on the International labor standard laws. The union CWA are appealing to all buyers of cars not buy Toyota cars and all of its products, until the time Toyota would be able to think what is the right thing to do about this sufferings of the illegally dismissed workers. The illegally dismissed workers demanded Toyota and the Philippine Government to show some respect and restore the dignity of illegally dismissed workers who only seeking for genuine justice for more than thirteen years already.

 

Toyota workers is appealing the public to please continue to support the fight of the 233 + 4  illegally dismissed workers of Toyota and their families.###

 

SHAME ON GEORGE TY!

SHAME ON TOYOTA!

 

 

 

     

JUNE 26, 2014 SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

Please click the url below to watch the video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDF_PVYagQ0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA3FSxG5xuU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch_gR3vuoz8

 

 

 

 

     

 

JUNE 9, SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

 

 

 

     

 

MAY 26, SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

TOYOTA MANILA BAY

 

 

JAPANESE EMBASSY

 

 

TOYOTA SANTA ROSA

 

 

 

     

 

TMPCWA SOLIDARITY SUMMER GATHERING

 

Last May 10-11, TMPCWA launched a solidarity gathering to further strengthen the unity of the illegally dismissed workers of Toyota, together with their families and also those who already accepted payments in light of the ideal of genuine trade unionism.

 

It aimed in gathering again the illegally dismissed members of TMPCWA that already accepted payments from the company and to persuade them to heed the call of the union to be one in their continued fight and struggle to attain genuine social justice, which is also the recommendation of the ILO based on its recommendation on November 2012 and October 2013.

 

All the members of TMPCWA who attended the gathering, and their families, agreed and united that they will continue to be part of the efforts to reach out to all the other members of the union to intensify the SHAME ON GEORGE TY - TOYOTA CAMPAIGN and to also launch series of continued protests and to continue to expose the arrogance of Toyota and the inutile government in derailing the implementation of the ILO Recommendation.

 

The launching of their protests on May 26, June 9 and June 25 are significant dates of protests that were united upon by the members and families of TMPCWA in different Toyota Dealers owned by George Ty and Toyota, and also at the Department of Labor and Employment and the Japanese Embassy. ###

 

SHAME ON GEORGE TY!

 

SHAME ON TOYOTA!

 

IMPLEMENT THE NOVEMBER 2012 AND OCTOBER 2013 ILO RECOMMENDATION!

 

 

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TMPCWA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY

 

On May 1, 2014, TMPCWA illegally dismissed members and families participated and celebrates the International workers day together with various workers organization in Metro Manila. It is a good chance for TMPCWA to call the attention of many locals and unions under federation to support the campaign against Toyota about the Shame on George Ty - Toyota Campaign that is continuing since last November 2013.

 

In this May -Day celebration, TMPCWA share the struggle by allowing to have the members speeches in the program and the first performance of the new established cultural group of TMPCWA, composed of illegally dismissed members and families together with cultural group of Advan workers and the Defend Job Philippines who sings the real life-story of the workers.

 

Members and families also learned many things about the national situation on the visit of Barack Obama who signed the new treaty together with the Philippine Government - the Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement to reestablished US Military bases again and another plunder to the natural country's natural resources and the more suppressive policies against the Filipino workers.  The dismissed members and families are very active now to advance common interests of workers and the struggle of TMPCWA.  

 

Long live TMPCWA!

 

SHAME ON GEORGE S. K. TY!

 

SHAME ON TOYOTA!

 

LONG LIVE THE WORKERS OF THE WORLD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

     

SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN MONTH OF APRIL PROTEST

 

Last April 3,  2014, TMPCWA continued to launch Shame on George Ty - Toyota Campaign to condemn the harassment made by the connivance of George Ty-Toyota and Aquino Regime to the leaders of TMPCWA. The protest was supported by various organization of workers and peoples organization in the Philippines. It began in front of the Department of Labor and Employment to support the calls of the workers and the new graduate students to condemn the DoLE against its contractualization policies and massive unemployment. TMPCWA demanded that the DoLE must resolve the long-standing labor-dispute between TMPCWA and Toyota and implement the ILO Recommendation of November 2012 and October 2013.

 

After the DoLE, the protest continued to the Department of Justice, to demand the following: to stop and end the criminalization of Philippine Government to labor leaders and other human rights defender and activists. TMPCWA also shared the harassment experience of the leaders of TMPCWA. After some speeches of the leaders, the protesters went to the Japanese Embassy to condemn and remind the Japanese government about their responsibility, which they keep on ignoring, to educate their Japanese companies all over the world to respect the workers very fundamental rights and also reminded them to implement and respect the international convention 87 and 98 specially  to respect the ILO recommendation to find solution for the case of TMPCWA.

 

After the lunch break the protestors went directly to the Canadian and Australian Embassy. This is to support the workers of Toota Australia to fight together with them against the closure of Toyota Australia which was publicly announced  by Akio Toyoda  because of labor costs. Toyota made a huge amount of profit in its Toyota Australia factory because it started its production and selling of cars and its auto components since the 1930's.  TMPCWA also showed strong support to the workers of Toyota Canada in launching their Certification Election to form a union. Like in Toyota Philippines, Toyota always wanted to have no union policy and even to make all efforts and dirty schemes to prevent any formation of genuine unionism inside their factories.

 

Around 3:00 in the afternoon, the protest caravan then went in front of the Cambodian Embassy, to condemn the Cambodian government against the bloody attacks and massacre to their protesting workers who are fighting for decent work and living wages to live decently.  The last embassy hopping ended in front of the Bangladesh embassy to show our sympathy and pay respect to the garment workers who lost their lives, numbering to more than one thousand workers, who died on a factory building which collapsed in Bangladesh. Many families of these workers will now be sufferings from these incident. We demanded, as TMPCWA, to taking care of all the family of workers-victims on the Rana Plaza incident. TMPCWA, inspite of carrying our own struggle, showed deep and genuine spirit of solidarity and is well aware that we must also carry our duty to support the struggling workers of the world.

 

Around 4:00 pm, TMPCWA proceeded to Toyota Bel-Air, Makati to continue the last part of the whole day Shame Toyota Campaign. In this Toyota dealer, two intelligence personnel in a civilian dress was sighted inside the show room of this building and when the protestors exposed them, the two police officer intelligence got mad and provoked the staff of Defend Jobs Philippines, an organization who is always supporting the activities of TMPCWA. The two police intelligence got strong reactions when they were being exposed by the protestors but the protesters did not shrugged a bit.  TMPCWA continued its program and ended it with high morale and vigilance towards the continuation of our struggle.

 

CONTINUE TO EXPOSE TOYOTA AND ITS DIRTY ANTI-GENUINE UNION POLICIES!

 

CONDEMN GEORGE TY AND TOYOTA AND AQUINO GOVERNMENT ON THEIR HARASSMENT TO THE LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF TMPCWA!

 

LET US SUPPORT THE STRUGGLING WORKERS OF TOYOTA IN AUSTRALIA AND TOYOTA CANADA AND ALL TOYOTA FACTORIES AROUND THE WORLD!

 

TOYOTA WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

 

WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

 

JUSTICE FOR THE ILLEGALLY DISMISSED TOYOTA WORKERS!

 

SHAME ON GEORGE TY!

 

SHAME ON AQUINO GOVERNMENT!

 

SHAME ON TOYOTA!

 

 

Photos taken in front of the Department of Labor and Employment

 

 

Department of Justice

 

 

Japanese Embassy

 

 

Canadian and Australian Embassy in RCBC Tower

 

 

Cambodian Embassy

 

Bangladesh Embassy

 

Toyota Makati

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

HARASSMENT STARTS AFTER FEW MONTHS OF LAUNCHING SHAME ON TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

 

Last March 18, President Ed Cubelo of the Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association harassed by conniving George Ty - Toyota and Aquino Government by dispatching agents from the National Bureau of Investigation and looking for a Toyota workers at his home.

 

 

                      

 

 

                     

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SHAME ON TOYOTA PROTEST CARAVAN

 

On March 17, 2014, the TMPCWA conducted their 13th year commemorative day of action for the illegally dismissed workers’ campaign and struggle with a protest caravan.

 

 

Various organizations participated in the protest caravan (4 jeepneys and two cars participated in the said event).  These are comprised of unions and other mass organizations from the National Capital Region such as Defend Job Philippines, Kilusang Mayo Uno-NCR, ANGLO-KMU-NCR, Print Town Workers, Advan Workers, PISTON-NCR, University Hotel Workers Union, Anakpawis-NCR, PEDVHA (a vendors’ organization), KADAMAY-NCR, TAMBULI, COURAGE, Church People-Workers Solidarity-NCR). 

 

 

It was a very successful protest caravan that started in front of Toyota Plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Marching from the Coca-Cola Plant at around 8:15 AM started the picket and at around 8:30, the program was started in front of Toyota factory as planned. During the middle of the program,aneffigy, made by the members of TMPCWA (a replica of a Toyota vehicle with the logo of Toyota on the roof and four photos in the front and back windshield ofNoynoy Aquino and Akio Toyoda on the front and George Ty and MichinobuSugate at the back), was burned. The photos are symbols of connivance against exploitation and disrespect to the rights of the Filipino workers and their continueddisregard to the ILO Recommendation. LCO (Tolete, the Security personnel from Logistic Control Officer, who filed criminal complaint against the workers, that was just recently withdrawn by Toyota) approached the protestors and told them to move backward saying that the protestors are almost stepping inside the company premises.But the protestors remained firm and did not move backward and they continued the protest.

 

 

At 9:30 AM, TMPCWA ended the program and went to Laguna International Industrial Park, to visit the 3 600 workers who lost their jobs due to the illegal closure of the company Carina Apparel. After three speakers (two from TMPCWA and one from Print Town), who gave their solidarity messages,the group then marched again going to the factory of Print Town. The program in front of Print Town Factory lasted for about 30 minutes.  There were 2 speakers from TMPCWA who gave their solidarity message to the struggle of the Print Town workers and they (TMPCWA speakers) also shared their own experience and struggles.

 

 

At around 10:30 AM, the protest caravan then travelled to Manila and went directly to the office of Philippine Daily Inquirer Group of Companies (in Makati), to continue the protest.The action lasted for 30 minutes and then the caravan proceeded to Toyota Makati (Bel-Air). After the program in Toyota Bel-Air, at around 12:40 PM, the group then stayed for a while near Toyota Bel-Air.  They took their lunch there.

 

 

At 1:20 PM,the caravan continuedto travel going to the Supreme Court (SC) to condemn the unconstitutional decision of the SC to the 233 dismissed workers. Only the members from TMPCWA made speeches there. After the protest at the SC,the group then marched going to DOJ.The program in front of DOJ lasted for about 40 minutes, two speakers from TMPCWA gave their messages. The last speaker from KMU-NCR announced that the protest at the DOJ and the SC was part of the long day protest of TMPCWA on the 13th year of continuous struggle of the illegally dismissed workers who are determined to fight for justice. Then, at around 3:15 PM,the caravan then marched to the Court of Appeals. Only two speakers made their speeches there, one is Wenny from T4, explained the dismissal and updates on their case and the speaker is from AGLO-KMU-NCR for the support messages.

 

 

Around 3:40 PM, we arrived at the Department of Labor and Employment. Several speakers gave their messages to DOLE,especially on the issue of the ILO Recommendation. At around 4:20 PM, the DOLE security approached us and informed Ed Cubelo, that the office of the Secretary would like to have a dialogue. The group, composed of Ed Cubelo from TMPCWA, Gloria Bongon from Advan Shoe Workers Union and Mario Maldonado from Print Town, then went inside the building of DOLE to have their dialogue.

 

 

     

 

Shame on Toyota March 5 Protest Action

 

On March 5, 2014 another SHAME ON TOYOTA Campaign protest launch by TMPCWA in a joint protest with illegally dismissed workers of Print Town under the Philippine Daily Inquirer Group of Companies. TMPCWA sympathizes and also supporting the fight of the illegally dismissed workers of Print Town and has agreed to launch the same day protest with the help of the Defend Job Philippines and with a support by various organization from Kilusang Mayo Uno- National Capital Region. The workers from Bleustar Workers Labor Union  (Advan), Alliance of Nationalist Genuine Labor Organization - ANGLO-KMU-NCR, Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Urban Poor Organization), PISTON (Operator and Jeepney Drivers Association), Luneta Vendors Association (PHEDVA)  participated in the one day long protest.

 

The protest started in front of Toyota Bicutan, a dealer owned by George Ty. The next was in the intersection of Pasong Tamo road and Gil Puyat Avenue to call public attention. There was a short program before marching towards the head office of  Philippine Daily Inquirer to protest against the illegal dismissal of Print Town workers. The next stop was in front of Toyota Makati which is the first time to protest for the Shame Toyota campaign. Many workers were shocked to know that the very long labor dispute was not yet over. The workers in Toyota Makati unlike in Toyota Pasong Tamo has more sympathetic to this case as they thought that this case was ended. The workers are listening to the speakers explaining what really happened and all the updates specially TMPCWA call to implement the ILO Recommendations of November 2012 and October 2013. The last destination of protest was in front of  the Department of Labor and Employment.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Below are the handbills and letter of TMPCWA to Toyota and the Department of Lebor and Employment. Handbills and the copy of the letter to George Ty and Toyota were distributed during the protest last February 12, 2014.

 

TMPCWA leaflet

 

 

TMPCWA letter to George Ty  and Toyota

 

 

TMPCWA letter to DoLE

 

 

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SHAME ON GEORGE S. K. TY AND TOYOTA CAMPAIGN

FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

 

On February 12, 2014  TMPCWA launch Shmae on Toyota protest campaign and stages protests in front of Toyota dealers in Bicutan, Paranaque City; Pasong tamo, Makati City; and Manila Bay in Pasay City. TMPCWA also stage protest in front of Japanese Embassy before the Manila Bay Dealers and show room of Toyota. This protest is part of Shame Toyota campaign ot TMPCWA against the continuous snubbing of Toyota to the November 2012 and the October 2013 ILO Recommendation that urges both the Philippine Government and Toyota to find settlement in the very long standing labor dispute between TMPCWA and Toyota.

 

Various organization of workers and peoples organization show strong support in this campaign and sublime struggle of TMPCWA. Supporters from the workers headed by the May First Movement from the National Capital Region (Kilusang Mayo Uno - National Capital Region Vice Chairperson Larry Jaca made speeches in front of Toyota Pasong Tamo denouncing Toyota management on their violation and calling their attention to respect the ILO recommendation. Church people also show strong solidarity support in this struggle starting from now on. Father Greg, a representative of Church People-Workers Solidarity give speeches in front of Toyota Bicutan and educate Toyota on the social teachings of the church for the rights of the workers that should be respected by companies.

 

Other support organization was came from the Alliance of Genuine and Nationalist Labor Organization (ANGLO-KMU-NCR); Defend Job Philippines; Kalipunang Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY- NCR); University Hotel Workers Union; Robinson Workers Union and transport group organization (PISTON-NCR).

 

During the protest in every Toyota dealers, TMPCWA distributed handbills and the copy of the request letter to George Ty the chairperson of G.T. Capital which owns Metropolitan Bank and many other big Businesses in the country and has the largest share in Philippine Toyota as well as the President of Philippine Toyota Michinobu Sugata.

 

TMPCWA also denouncing the Philippine Government because of their inutile stance favoring Toyota and also not respecting the ILO Recommendation that urging the Philippine Government to intercede and also to find solution in this case.

 

In all the speeches of TMPCWA representative, they call the attention of all the people and customer and all the potential buyers of Toyota cars not to buy Toyota vehicles temporarily until Toyota continue to disrespect the ILO Recommendation.###

 

LET US CONTINUE TO SHAME TOYOTA LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY!

 

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE SUBLIME STRUGGLE OF ILLEGALLY DISMISSED WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!

 

SHAME ON GEORGE TY!

 

SHAME ON NOY2 AQUINO GOVERNMENT!

 

SHAME ON TOYOTA!

 

 

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Father Greg From Church People - Workers Solidarity on his solidarity support message for the Toyota workers

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SHAME TOYOTA CAMPAIGN STARTS AND WILL CONTINUE

 UNTIL TOYOTA WILL NOT IMPLEMENT ILO RECOMMENDATION

 

Last January 22, 2014 TMPCWA stages a one day protest in some Toyota dealers (sales offices and showroom)  to call the support of all the local consumers not to buy Toyota vehicles and all of its components until the time Toyota will seriously take it responsibility to the illegally dismissed workers and implement the new ILO Recommendation (November 2012).

 

The protest like hopping/ caravan started at Toyota Bicutan in Paranaque City, where the first factory was located. This Toyota Bicutan was owned George Ty. The next protest was in front of Toyota Pasong Tamo in Makati City. This was also owned by George Ty and was a 12th year consecutive number one dealer of Toyota in terms of sales, that is why there was strong resistance against the protest we conducted and some of its management personnel would like to stop the protest. The third protest was in front of the Toyota Manila bay dealer, where there are many new establishment covering in front of this dealer/ sales office. This was also owned by George Ty. Toyota thought they can escape to our protest as we always visited this dealer to stage protest every time we launch protest in front of the Japanese embassy.  Toyota cannot cover their face by erecting new establishment beside the vicinity of their dealers but it can be a lot of help to the illegally dismissed workers to exposed to as many people about the real behavior of Toyota about the treatment to their workers and the lies behind Toyota's promotion to  corporate social responsibility.

 

TMPCWA are calling all the people who support the struggle to do the same campaign.

 

Let us continue to expose and condemn Toyota for the more than ten years or 13th year of disrespect to the workers basic rights and the illegally dismissed workers!

 

Condemn Toyota for not implement the November 2012 ILO Recommendation!

 

Please continue to support the more than a decade struggle of the illegally dismissed workers of Toyota!

 

Photos taken in front of Toyota Bicutan in Paranaque City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken in front of Toyota Pasong Tamo in Makati City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken in front of Toyota Manila Bay in Pasay City

 

 

 

 

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TMPCWA YEAR-END ASSEMBLY MEETING

 

Last December 15, 2013 (Sunday), TMPCWA held a very meaningful year-end general meeting for the illegally dismissed Toyota workers from 9:00 am to 1:00pm at Barangay Alabang, Muntinlupa City (inside Metro Manila).

 

Breakfast was prepared by TMPCWA for the dismissed members before the opening of the formal meeting. While waiting for the others who came from far places, TMPCWA made a film showing presentation entitled PROLETARYO (Proletarian). This is part of the education program of TMPCWA to give information why the workers is a proletarian and to give an ideato the dismissed members about the historical Philippine revolution headed by the workers and a true hero of the Filipino people, Andres Bonifacio. The documentary film explained the real situation of Filipino workers and the people’s struggle for national liberation and democracy. The film is a great documentary to show to the dismissed members the importance of the solidarity of all the workers and oppressed people to advance the struggle for the common good and interest.

 

After the filmshowing, the report of the one year activity of TMPCWA was given by President Ed Cubelo. After the report which consumes an hour, the floor was opened for questions from the members for some clarifications. TMPCWA also presented the attendance report of the members for all the activities launched by the union. This is to share with the others how often the dismissed members participated in the program and activity of the union.

 

All the members have shared some contribution on the spot to buy food for the lunch and some others have brought something to eat that can be shared by everybody. It was a very warm solidarity expressed by each member of TMPCWA in the spirit of a true meaning of solidarity in advancing the struggle.  

 

One of the main focuses of the discussion is to advance the campaign for the implementation of the new ILO Recommendation, the effort being done by the Philippine Labor Department (DoLE) and the continuous effort of disrespect by Toyota to the Recommendation of the ILO.

 

TMPCWA made a resolution to include George Ty (Banker) and owner of Metropolitan Bank and the Director and CEO of G.T. Capital and a partner of Toyota Japan to unmask them together with the Philippine Government of Aquino, which is collaborating with each other by not implementing the ILO Recommendation and following the instruction from the very brain on this dismissal none other than the number one union buster Toyota Motor Corporation Japan.

 

TMPCWA in the very limited capacity by the help of the Support Group for TMPCWA in Japan distributes some grocery items as a support donation for the families of the dismissed members in their celebration of Christmas.

 

After the General meeting of TMPCWA, everyone proceeded to the Toyota Bicutan Dealer (a sales office and showroom of Toyota) owned by George Ty to stage a protest and to inform the public that this action is a landmark of TMPCWA to unmask the continuous effort of Toyota and George Ty in ignoring the International Labor Standard Laws especially in ignoring the International Labor Organization Recommendation a year after it was released by the Committee on Freedom of Association.

 

LONG-LIVE TMPCWA!

 

LONG-LIVE THE STRUGLLE OF THE ILLEGALLY DISMISSED MEMBERS AND FAMILIES THAT ARE FIGHTING FOR THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF WORKERS!

 

LONG-LIVE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY!

 

CONTINUE TO ADVANCE THE STRUGGLE!

 

UNMASK GEORGE TY AND TOYOTA's ANTI-UNION POLICY, AND NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF ILO RECOMMENDATION FOR MORE THAN A DECADE ALREADY!

 

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENT THE ILO - RECOMMENDATION!

 

CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE STRUGGLE OF TMPCWA!

 

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ONE DAY PROTEST AGAINST TOYOTA

 

 

Last December  9, 2013 (Monday), TMPCWA launched a one day protest against Toyota. The protest was conducted by the illegally dismissed members to reiterate their call and campaign for immediate implementation of the ILO Recommendation of the Governing Body of the ILO and the Committee on Freedom of Association that urges  the Philippine Government and Toyota Company to end the hardships of the illegally dismissed members of TMPCWA and their families.

 

The protest kicked-off in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), to remind the Labor Department on their responsibilities to implement the new and strong Recommendation of the ILO. A year had already pass but the Labor Department is still not doing anything in urging Toyota to sit over the negotiating table in line with the ILO Recommendation for negotiated solution on the very long standing labor dispute between TMPCWA and Toyota.

 

After the picket in front of the Department of Labor and Employment, TMPCWA proceeded to the Supreme Court to again stage protest against the unconstitutional and massacre decision of the 2nd division which was released in 2008 and was still unacceptable to the illegally dismissed members and their families. In this protest, TMPCWA promised the Supreme Court that series of protest will again be experienced by this Court to expose the biased judicial system in the country, in suppressing the rights and welfare of Filipino workers and a pro capitalist court and government.

 

After the picket in front of the Supreme Court, the protestors went to the Court of Appeals in support for the 4 newly dismissed members of TMPCWA which were illegally terminated in 2010. TMPCWA reminded the Court of Appeals that the workers are watching them carefully on their fair judgment and urging the Court of Appeals judges to issue a favorable decision for the workers.

 

Before noon, TMPCWA proceeded in front of the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines to stage protest and condemn the Japanese Government in doing nothing against the severe violation of Japanese owned companies like Toyota to the Filipino workers. The protestorscried out to the Embassy and Japanese Government to educate Toyota and the many Japanese Investors to respect the basic rights of the workers which are clearly stated in the international labor standard laws for freedom of association and collective bargaining.

 

The last part of the day-long activity of the protestors was in front of Toyota Factory in Santa Rosa, Laguna. TMPCWA strongly condemned and expose Toyota of the continuing union busting and urging the company to comply with the international laws and the strong and favorable recommendation of the ILO to those illegally dismissed workers. Toyota exposed again its anti workers and inhuman behaviour by deploying many company guards which are ready to attack the TMPCWA protest action.

 

The illegally dismissed workers promised Toyota that the series of action will be  persist, so long as Toyota continues to ignore the ILO recommendation and the union’s stand and call to have an honorable negotiation settlement in line with the ILO Recommendation. ###

 

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photos taken in front of Toyota Santa Rosa Plant

 

     

 

150th OF GAT ANDRES BONIFACIO

 

Last November 30, 2013, TMPCWA participates in the nationwide celebration of the 150th year of the true worker and revolutionary hero Gat. Andres Bonifacio who liberate the Fiipino people against Spanish colonialism. In this celebration TMPCWA shares the struggle of Toyota workers and the illegally dismissed workers as part of the continuing struggle and revolution of the Filipino people.

 

 

 

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REQUEST LETTER OF TMPCWA TO TOYOTA JAPAN HEADQUARTERS

 

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Request Letter to Toyota Japan president Akio Toyoda 2013-11-12.pdf

 

     

SEPTEMBER ACTION OF TMPCWA IN JAPAN AND IN THE PHILIPPINES

 

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AUGUST 5, 2013

 

 ACTION OF TMPCWA

 

Last August 5, 2013 TMPCWA launches protest action to in front of the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment to call their attention for the implementation of the new ILO Recommendation that urging the Labor Department to intercede for the solution of the long standing labor dispute between the union TMPCWA and Toyota. After protesting the DoLE, the workers also stage the protest in front of the Court of Appeals to issue fair judgment against the 2010 illegal dismissal of Toyota to the four members of the union. The Japanese Embassy also could not escape the protesting members of TMPCWA because the Japanese Embassy is an extension of Japanese Government in the Philippines that should always watching all their Japanese investors in the country to respect the rights of their workers which Toyota and the Japanese Government always ignoring. The main and last part of the protest action is in front of Toyota Santa Rosa Factory to condemn Toyota while celebrating its 25 years of staying in the country. Toyota does not ashamed of all its illegal and anti workers scheme and union busting like the  massive illegal dismissal to the 233 workers and members of the union TMPCWA in which until this time do not respect by Toyota.

 

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD MUST CONDEMN TOYOTA IN IT'S ANTI-WORKERS BEHAVIOUR AND ILLEGAL ACTION AGAINST ITS WORKERS!

 

TOYOTA MUST RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THE PHILIPPINE TOYOTA WORKERS AND RESPECT THE NEW ILO RECOMMENDATION!

 

LONGLIVE THE WORKING CLASS!

 

 

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June 25, 2013

 

TMPCWA Stage Protest Action

 

Today June 25, 2013, The union TMPCWA and the illegally dismissed workers stage a protest in front of the Deparetment of Labor and Employment and in front of Toyota Santa Rosa Factory in the Philippines. This action of TMPCWA is a reminder to both the Philippine Government labor department and Toyota about the Latest ILO Recommendation that need to respect and to implement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All Our Friends!

 

Updated Report

 

Philippine Toyota Union TMPCWA Succeeded in Getting 10-More-Year-Long Criminal Case Eternally Dismissed

 

With an aim to destroy the union’s fight by strike against Toyota’s mass-dismissal in 2001, Toyota framed up a criminal case alleging only that security guards suffered from grave coercion as they were prevented from going in and out of the plant (no physical contact at all) and has since used it as a lever for attacking TMPCWA for more than 10 years in the first instance of the case only.

 

During these years, gaining an impetus from ILO recommendation that this criminal case pending more than ten years is itself a violation of human rights, TMPCWA has persistently and strongly pushed back such attack by reinforcing its internal solidarity embracing the accused members and keeping close association with local and foreign supporters, especially with Support Group in Japan. In August last year, TMPCWA exposed and defeated a malicious and illegal attack jointly schemed by Toyota and the court saying, “The accused shall be arrested if they do not renew surety bonds,” thus the hearing proceeded to the next process, the examination of the complainants themselves. But they did not appear in the courtroom (for unknown reason), thus the cornered Toyota, becoming unable to see any favorable prospect for winning the case, rather found themselves in a very difficult situation even unable to maintain the case, so that Toyota had to file a motion for Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) (a kind of criminal settlement proceeding including possible withdrawal of complaint).

 

As a consequence, a JDR meeting took place on last May 28, where the Toyota side complainants manifested the desistance (withdrawal) of their complaints and the union side accused accepted it immediately and unconditionally, thereby the union side succeeded at long last in getting the court decision to eternally dismiss the case itself.

 

 

Brief Thank-You Note

 

We thank you very much for your thoughtful cooperation all the time.

 

The current win in the criminal case is a big, big victory that TMPCWA has got by building its internal solidarity. In such a situation that it will be no wonder if a lot of difficulties or different opinions arise even only among the many accused, TMPCWA strived for pushing back Toyota as well as the court serving as a helping hand for multinational enterprises, with the common understanding that the win in the criminal case is just one transitory step toward the final victory, and thus adequately responded to an approach from Toyota side without missing a good chance. As a result of these, the current victory has been gained.

 

Fighting against Toyota and also fighting against the court, thus having finally got this victory – this has a quite large significance.

 

Due to a voluminous docket of cases pending before the court, the hearing took place only once every three months, which took only a couple of minutes and ended up with resetting a next hearing date. Such repetition of hearing date meant the repetition of adjournment, which made the accused want to almost cry. In the meantime, for those accused members who have to work at a distant place including abroad, it was impossible to submit a non-criminal record certificate that they are required to submit by recruiting companies. Etc, etc., there were quite lots of problems.

 

By fighting and winning not beaten by such difficulties, it has become possible to solve the problems, and by getting the victory through fighting themselves, in the Philippines it seems now that TMPCWA members have become much more confident of their own power and much stronger in their internal solidarity and are in greatly high spirits for getting the victory of their final struggle from now.

 

We thank you again for your kind cooperation until now.

 

May 31, 2013

 

TMPCWA

Secretariat - Support Group for Philippine Toyota Union TMPCWA in Japan

 

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE

May 28, 2013

 

 

On its 12th year,

Workers gained victory against Toyota!

Reference: Ed Cubelo, President, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA) | 09423676974

 

 

After 12 long years of persistent struggle and undying vigilance and defiance towards the harassment of Toyota Motors Philippines Corporation, the leaders and members of Toyota Motors Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA) today gained victory against Toyota as the company withdrew the criminal cases they charged to the 20 leaders and members of TMPCWA. 

 

In a Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) meeting held today at the Paranaque Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 78 under Judge Ramsey Domingo Pichay, Toyota Company withdrew the criminal case against the members of TMPCWA as a response to the consistent struggle for 12 years of the workers in calling for justice and the immediate dismissal of the case. 

 

Judge Ramsey Domingo Pichay of Paranaque MTC Branch 78 issued an Order of the court that DISMISSES PERMANENTLY CRIMINAL CASE NOS. 02-0620 and 02-0621 filed against all the accused members of TMPCWA. Aside from the dismissal of the case, the court also directs the cancellation and or setting aside of all warrants of arrest issued against all the accused.

 

“We consider today as a very momentous and victorious event, not just for the members of TMPCWA, but also to all the workers in the country. This fight that took 12 years of our lives had given us various lessons that we have come to live up to this very day.  Our continued unity and perseverance in facing Toyota Corporation and these fabricated criminal cases filed against our leaders and members brought about this victory,” says Ed Cubelo, President of Toyota Motors Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA).

 

Toyota Motors Corporation was also pressured with the ILO report issued last November 2012 urging the Philippine Government and Toyota to 1.)…reinstate the illegally dismissed workers, if not possible, to reach an equitable solution; and 2.)…withdraw all criminal cases filed against the officers and members of the union. 

 

“We know, however, that this victory is only a part of our whole struggle for justice against Toyota and that we gained this not just through our unity but also with the support and solidarity from workers in the Philippines and in other parts of the world that are with us in this struggle.  We are more determined than ever to gain victory for all the issues and struggles of our union against Toyota Motors,” ended Cubelo. ###

 

Illegally dismissed members of TMPCWA with fabricated criminal case attended the meeting. From left to right Eduardo Gado, Reynaldo Cuevas, Ed Cubelo, Atty. Sulla (center), Joey Javillonar, Paulino Maleon, Armando Ercillo, Ericson Montero. Photo taken today May 28, 2013 at Paranaque Municipal Trial Court.

 

   

 

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ILO Recommendation for the case of TMPCWA : It refers to our Case No. 2652 See the following, especially Paragraphs 168 to 188 on pages 33 to 38.  http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_193260.pdf

 

For easy reference please click the link: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=1000:50002:0::NO::P50002_COMPLAINT_TEXT_ID:3087474

 

How to read the new ILO Recommendation:

 

Tagalog Explanation on ILO Recommendation. Explain by Support Group of TMPCWA with a Tagalog translations.

 

 

 

President Ed Cubelo invited by Church - People from Baclaran Church in Pasay City, to share something about local struggle of workers and to make an appeal to some 20,000 church goers in the the two morning mass during the International Workers Day.

 

May 1, 2013

 

TMPCWA Celebrates International Workers Day

 

On May 1, 2013, TMPCWA gather together with various organization of workers to celebrate international workers day at Plaza Salamanca Manila located along Taft avenue corner Kalaw road in Manila City.. The Gathering headed by the Kilusang Mayo-Uno National Capital Region (KMU-NCR) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan - NCR. TMPCWA joins the march towards US-Embassy to support the call of the workers against the plunder and destroying environment and natural resources of the country and exploitation to the FiIlipino workers. TMPCWA also join the march to Mendiola to where the Philippie President Noynoy Aquino resides, to show the anger and condemnation of the workers against its strong policy of not increasing the wage of Filipino workers since his start of his office like the former regime and contactualising the workers. Like the experience of TMPCWA the problem of the long-standing labor dispute between Toyota and TMPCWA was ignored by him himself when he did not give any response to the letter appeal of TMPCWA delivered personally by the president of TMPCWA to Malacanang Palace.##

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

12 Years of Struggle of TMPCWA against Illegal Dismissal

 

Last March 15, 2013, TMPCWA and the illegally dismissed workers launched a successful day of protest action against Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation. This is to commemorate the 12th year of the massacre done by Toyota to the lives and livelihood of the 233 plus 4 other members of TMPCWA and to their families.  The day-long protest was also conducted to show to Toyota that the illegally dismissed workers are determine to fight against all injustices made by Toyota.

 

The protest started at the Japanese Embassy in order to remind the Embassy about their responsibility to educate Toyota to respect the rights of the Filipino workers while operating in the country. TMPCWA submitted a request letter to the Embassy official requesting for a dialogue on the same date. Unfortunately, the Embassy Official Labor Attaché Mr. Hirata stopped the dialogue because they do not want any protest action in front of the Embassy. They also mentioned that the action is illegal because TMPCWA did not secure any permit from the Police Authority in the City of Pasay. Despite the explanation of TMPCWA that the said action is not illegal, rather, a constitutional right of the workers and the Filipino people, the Embassy Official Mr. Hirata still threatened TMPCWA to call the police. Defiant of the ill treatment by the Embassy, TMPCWA continued the protest. When the police arrived, as per the instructions of the Embassy, the police grabbed the placard with the Toyota logo on it. The placard was supposed to be burned as a sign of protest by the illegally dismissed workers.

 

The second part of the program of TMPCWA was staged in front of the Toyota Manila Bay, one of the Toyota dealer branches owned by George Ty, the owner of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company as well as the Chairman of the Board of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation. During the program, three men, each riding a motorcycle, arrived and it seemed that they were there to threaten the program.  They were wearing jackets, bonnets and helmets. The illegally dismissed workers forced the men to go away and the men were forced to move under the bridge and they just watched the protest.

 

The third part of the protest action was staged in front of the Department of Labor and Employment. This is to condemn the DoLE by not doing anything despite of the many recommendations of the International Labor Organization in favor to TMPCWA. The illegally dismissed workers also condemn the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment for not listening to the 12 years of difficult situation of the illegally dismissed workers and their families and once again, reminded DoLE to act on this problem.

 

The last part of the protest action was staged in front of the Toyota Santa Rosa factory in Laguna. When TMPCWA arrive at the vicinity of Toyota factory, the company security guards were already waiting, holding truncheons and wooden sticks and blocking the protesters. At first the Loss Control Officers of Toyota instructed the security guards to force the protesters to go and move away, but TMPCWA and its members were determined to continue the program. TMPCWA condemns Toyota during the program against all the injustices and exploitation the company had done to all their workers specially to those illegally dismissed workers and their families. TMPCWA ended the program by burning Toyota logo as  a symbol of Toyota as a the number one union buster in the world and more so, as a sign of TMPCWA's  continuing struggle to attain justice for the illegally dismissed workers.

 

Long live the 12 years of significant struggle of TMPCWA and the illegally dismissed workers of Toyota!

 

Photos taken in front of the Japanese Embassy

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toyota Manila Bay Protest

   

   

These motorcycle riders wearing bonnet and helmet are watching following the protest action of TMPCWA

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Labor and Employment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toyota Santa Rosa Plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

TMPCWA Year-End Gathering

 

On December 16, TMPCWA launched the year-end gathering for the illegally dismissed members and families under the theme '' 12th Christmas of the Workers Illegally Dismissed. Continue to Struggle for Social Justness and Genuine Justice".

 

The program has a two part. The first part is for the illegally dismissed members discussions to review the whole year of actions and all the efforts of the union. After the report all the dismissed members attended had given the chance to asks questions and to express their real feeling about the struggle and comes up into a resolution to strengthen the ranks of TMKPCWA; to continue to organize; and to continue to struggle for justice. Without "JUSTICE" we must not STOP! as the dismissed members yells. The solidarity messages from the Supporting Group of TMPCWA in Japan was shown to the wall and read by everybody (Message from the Support Group of TMPCWA in Japan, Message of the General Secretary of ZENZOSEN KANTO, message from AICHI GROUP of the Support Group for TMPCWA Steering Committee). All the members and families are very happy to the very warm solidarity support providing by the Supporting Group in Japan.

 

The second part are the inputs of the workers situation in the country from the invited guests of TMPCWA and some solidarity messages. The General Secretary of the Alliance of Nationalists and Genuine Labor Organization. Federation of the May First Movement in the National Capital Region (ANGLO-KMU-NCR), Defend Job Philippines and KADAMAY-NCR. While there are discussions on the National Situation of workers there are also separate activities for the children's of TMPCWA. Childrens games and children's talks organized by TMPCWA Friends organization. After the Inputs and solidarity messages from the invited guests, TMPCWA distributes simple Noche Buena package for the dismissed members and families as a contribution of TMPCWA for the midnight Christmas gatherings of each family.

 

Illegally dismissed and all the families would like to thanks the Supporting Group in Japan, the Zenzosen, the Aichi Group of the Support Group for TMPCWA Steering Committee for the help and continuous support provided to TMPCWA Struggle.

 

CONTINUE TO FIGHT! CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE!

MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

 

   

     

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

   

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To All the Friends, Comrades and Supporters of TMPCWA,

 

The entire members of TMPCWA specially the illegally dismissed members and their families would like to thanks all of you who participated and supported the September 2012 Anti-Toyota Protest of TMPCWA and Support Group for TMPCWA in Japan.

 

Please continue to support us in our struggle seeking for genuine justness and social justice for the illegally dismissed 237 workers in Philippine Toyota and continue to condemn Toyota on its anti-worker and anti-genuine union behavior.

 

For TMPCWA,

 

ED G. CUBELO

President - TMPCWA

 

(Please click the text below to see the activities in Japan and in the Philippines)

 

1). September 13, 2012 - President Ed and Jason BOD member interview by Labornet TV Japan.

      Please Check the URL: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25377152

 

2).  September 15 - 16, 2012 - TMPCWA participated in the General Meeting of Community Union held in Kyoto, Japan.

  

3). September 16 workershop (10:00am)- Ed and Jason presented the more than 11 years struggle of TMPCWA in the workshop participated by Korean Workers, Pinoy Sharp Workers and Various Japanese Workers Organization.

 

4). September 16 (2:00 pm) General Protest in Nagoya. Various organization attended the Kyoto National meeting of community union participated.

 

5). September 16, (6:00 pm) meeting with Toyota Aichi Prefecture with Supporters of TMPCWA.

 

6). September 17 6:00-10:00am distribution of leaflets to the Toyota workers and protest action in front of Toyota Headuarters.

 

7). September 19 (7:00 am - 6:30 pm ) General protest of various workers of Japanese organization under ZENZOSEN and protest in Toyota Tokyo headquarters.

 

 

   

                

APPEAL of TMPCWA

 



Dear comrades, friends, advocates, supporters, organizations and labor unions,



We, are seeking your support to everybody to participate in our 2012 Anti-Toyota Campaign to be held this September! There will be a long week activity in Japan.



Eleven years (11) have already passed since Toyota massively and illegally dismissed the 233 members in 2001 and another illegal dismissal to the four members of the Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA) in 2010 to bust the union.

 

We are still enduring this struggle together with our family members in solidarity with our supporters inside and outside the country. Because of this undying struggle of the illegally dismissed workers, Toyota were forced to use a desperate means to continue its union busting by utilizing the pending fabricated criminal cases filed against the leaders and members of our union to give up the fight.

 

In this regard, we humbly ask you, either as an individual or as an organization, to support this campaign.

 

We would like you to rain protest letter the following address below, either by sending email or by fax with your name and signature; position and organization.

 

 

1. AKIO TOYODA

President-CEO

Toyota Motor Corporation - Japan

Email: Akio.toyoda@toyota.co.jp

 

 

2. Michinobu SUGATA

President

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation

Email: Mitchinobu.sugata@toyota.com.ph

 

 

3. David Go

Executive Vice-President

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation

Email: david.go@toyota.com.ph

 

 

4. Hon. BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III

President

Republic of the Philippines

J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila

Email: op@president.gov.ph

 

 

5. Masami Hirata

First Secretary - Labor Attach'e

Embassy of Japan in the Philippines

2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1300

Fax: 551-5783

www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp

Email: ecosec@ma.mofa.go.jp

 

6. LEILA M, DE LIMA

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Padre Faura Street

Ermita, Manila 1000

Republic of the Philippines

Email Address: lmdelima@doj.gov.ph  / lmdelima.doj@gmail.com

E-mail: dojac@doj.gov.ph / communications@doj.gov.ph

 

 

7. Hon. MARIA LOURDES P. A. SERENO

Chief Justice

Supreme Court of the Philippines

Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila,

Telefax (02) 526-8129

Email: pio@sc.judiciary.gov.ph

 

Hon. Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz
Secretary

Deprment of Labor and Employment
Tel: 527-21-21 / 527-21-31, 527-55-23
Fax: 527-34-94
E-mail:
secrdb@dole.gov.ph

 

You can copy the sample demand letter  (in the attached-link) below or you can make your own version of protest and demand letter. (kindly please click the name below to open the sample letter.)

 

1. AKIO TOYODA

2. Mitchinobu SUGATA

3. David Go

4. Masami HIRATA

5. Hon. Benigno AQUINO III

6. Hon. Maria Lourdes P. A. SERENO

7. Hon. Leila DE LIMA

8. Rosalinda Dimapilis BALDOZ


Kindly please forward and share this campaign widely to your network.



Please send Cc: copy of your email to the union TMPCWA and the Support Group for TMPCWA in Japan Below:

 

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation

Workers Association (TMPCWA)

Email: tmpcwa1998@yahoo.com

 

Support Group for TMPCWA in Japan
Address: 3-63-901 Oppamahigashi-cho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa, Japan 237-0063
TEL: +81-46-866-4930 / FAX: +81-46-866-4930
Email:
protest-toyota@list.jca.apc.org

 

 

   

CRIMINAL COURT ORDER IN-CONFLICT

(Please click the image below to open the file)

 

       

             

 

 

   

 

 

August 1, 2012

 

TMPCWA One Day Protest Action

 

TMPCWA launch protest action in front of Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 78 in Paranaque City and in Front of Toyota Santa Rosa, Laguna to condemn the more than ten years harassments of Toyota to the union members with fabricated criminal cases and the 24th year exploitation of Toyota to the Filipino workers.

 

         

      

     

              

 

         

 

 

 

   
   

     Text Box: July 26, 2012
 
Yesterday, July 25, 2012, TMPCWA released a leaflet inside the Toyota Philippines factory, as an answer and a critic to the message of Toyota President which was distributed to all the Toyota workers. TMPCWA circulated its critic to expose Toyota's real plan behind its statement.
 
        Text Box: TMPCWA is calling the attention of all Comrades, Friends and Supporters to kindly support and send your solidarity to our fellow Auto-worker's in Nissan Oppama Plant in Japan that is now on strike.
 
Click here for other details
 

 

   

July 26, 2012

 

Yesterday, July 25, 2012 TMPCWA releases a leaflet inside Toyota factory as an answer and a critics to the message of Toyota President which was distributed to all the Toyota workers. TMPCWA circulated its critic to expose Toyota real plan behind its statement.

 

(please click the image below to view the file)

 

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                                  Toyota President Michinobu Sugata's Message                                                    TMPCWA Critics

                                                                                                                                              (English text on critics to Toyota Message)

 

   

July 24, 2012

 

TMPCWA Submitted New Update ILO Report

 

Last July 13, 2012 TMPCWA submitted new additional report to the Committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labor Organization about the continuous violation of Toyota  against the Convention 87 and 98.

 

To read the document please open the file below:

 

1. Update Report

 

2. Two Notices, Issued by the Philippine's Supreme Court, Third Division. (SC 1st Letter / SC 2nd Letter)

 

3. August 3, 2011 Appeal Letter to the Secretary of the Philippine Department of Justice (written in the Philippine lannguage).

 

4. January 9, 2012 appeal letter of the union TMPCWA to the Supreme Court En Banc.

 

5. February 2, 2012 appeal letter of union TMPCWA to the Supreme Court's Office of the Chief Justice.

 

6. February 28, 2012 appeal letters of individual members of TMPCWA to the Supreme Court.

 

7. March 14, 2012 Minutes Orders by the Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 78 in the criminal case.

 

8. April 27, 2012 Petition for Certiorari to the Court of Appeals in the case of dismissal and suspension by Toyota.

 

9. News Article (December 2011) on interview with Secretary of the Philippine Secretary of Labor and Employment.

 

 

   

 

March 14, 2012

 

Toyota continue to harass the union TMPCWA specially its members illegally dismissed with fabricated criminal cases. The new harassment started again after the protest action stage by the illegally dismissed members in front of Toyota factory in Santa Rosa, Laguna last march 12, 2012. Toyota is utilizing the criminal case to harass the union. It happened during the last hearing of the criminal case which still pending in the more than a decade before the Metropolitan Trial  Court (MTC) in Paranaque Municipal Hall. This criminal case was filed by Toyota after the strike stages by the union TMPCWA in 2001 was lifted because of the return to work order by the Department of Labor and Employment. The lawyer of Toyota strongly requesting the court Judge that those jobless members of TMPCWA with a criminal case must renew and pay the bailbond for the temporary liberty.

 

Toyota does not like the union and the illegally dismissed members to stage protest in front of the factory because Toyota's image to the public is like a generous company and taking care of the workers welfare and well-being, but the truth is Toyota has never change his behavior in violating the workers rights and number one union buster of the world.

 

The international community must condemn Toyota!

 

Scan Copy of the Minutes Order by the Metropolitan Trial Court

 

 

  MARCH 12, 2012

TMPCWA LAUNCH PROTEST IN FRONT OF TOYOTA FACTORY

Today, March 12, 2012 the illegally dismissed members of TMPCWA has register a  protest action in front of Toyota main factory in Santa Rosa Laguna to inform the management of the company that the illegally dismissed workers still determine to continue the struggle for genuine justice. This is the 11th years the illegally dismissed workers is fighting since the March 16, 2001 massive illegal dismissal of Toyota to 233 members and all the officers of TMPCWA. Toyota illegally dismissed the workers because Toyota doesnt want to have a genuine and militant union inside the facotry.

 

 

 

 

LONG LIVE THE 233 ILLEGALLY DISMISSED WORKERS OF TOYOTA

ON THE 11TH YEAR OF UNTIRING STRUGGLE!

 

 

   

February 28, 2012

TMPCWA in Join the protest together with various Organization at the Supreme Court

At this day February 28, 2012,  TMPCWA participated in the protest action together with various organization in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) in from of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The dismissed workers participated to call the attention of the Supreme Court Chief Justice to correct the unconstitutional decision released by Justice Presvitero Velasco.

 

 

   
  October 10, 2011

TMPCWA brings the case to the Department of Justice

Last October 10, 2011 in the sixth (6th) year of International Day of Protest against Toyota, TMPCWA stage a protest in Front of the Philippine Justice Department in order to bring the issue of Unconstitutionality of the Decision of the Supreme Court against the union and illegally dismissed workers. After the protest at the DOJ, The union proceed to the Japanese Embassy to register a protest and to inform the Embassy of Japan that the illegally dismissed members still continuing the struggle. After the protest in front of the Japan Embassy, the workers and families went to the Toyota Manila Bay to let inform the consumers about the evil actions of Toyota against its workers. Toyota Manila Bay is owned by George Ty, co- owner of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company and Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation. The last action of the day is at the National Labor Relation Commission (NLRC) in support for the four (4) newly illegally dismissed by Toyota. The protest action was supported by Defend Job Philippines, workers from Asia Brewery Incorporated and the families of the illegally dismissed workers.

        

 




 

   
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December 19, 2011

11th YEAR-END CHRISTMAS GATHERING OF TMPCWA  

 

On the 17th and 18th  December 2011, TMPCWA successfully launch the eleventh (11th) year Christmas gathering for the illegally dismissed members and families. At this year two days activity were prepared to give the dismissed members and families the chance to get together again with good relaxing time in a well known beach resort which categorizes as the Boracay of Batangas in San Juan province of Batangas (in south Luzon).

 

In this activity, the illegally dismissed members discussed the organising of all Toyota workers not only at the factory level but including all Toyota network and autoworkers in the whole National Capital Region (NCR). The resolution of newly type organizing was made during the unification of the members of TMPCWA. The new design of this organising campaign of TMPCWA will benefit the more than a decade of struggle specially of the illegally dismissed Toyota workers.

 

After the unification meeting of the members and families, TMPCWA distributed some gifts of Christmast package for each family members. The package is not expensive grocery items but the union make it sure that the families can have their food to prepare in the eve of  Christmas. The illegally dismissed members and their families are very happy to receive it. Most of the family said that this is one of the most happy year-end gathering they experienced. Other dismissed members could not able to attend because many of them could not able to allow to use their vacation leave because of the fixed season, but they made a confirmation on whatever decision and resolution to be made in this activity, they are united with it.

 

Illegally dismissed member Allan Vergarra and family donated two pig to make sure the food will be enough for two days, their families also prepared the cooking with the help of other dismissed members living close to their town. Vergarra family also provides containers of mineral water and dispenser so that hot and cold water will always be there in case it is needed.

 

There are solidarity support and presence from the Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement) - National Capital Region (NCR) and one of the main speaker during the meeting in coordination with Defend Job Philippines and TMPCWA. AKAP BATA member also present and helps TMPCWA for the children activity during the unification meeting. This children activity program was design by TMPCWA, so that the children can surely taken care using the educational program and children organizing separately, to make it sure those children  will not disturb their parents while attending important organizational discussion.

 

This activity will not become possible without the support and help from the Supporting Group of TMPCWA in Japan and the ZENZOSEN as the mother Federation and the German Filipino Friendship-GFF organization in Germany that provides help to overcome all expenses including Christmas package.

 

Before the end of the two days activity of TMPCWA, the members and their families promised to continue to struggle and will intensify the organizing effort as well as supporting all the plan, action and campaign of the union in both local and international.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND MEANINGFUL NEW YEAR!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL!

 

Please click all the photos to view and download

 

The photos above taken at the exit toll gate of South Luzon expressway. estimated 115 kilometers away to the beach from Manila. The travel started around 7:00am and will take around two and half  hours to arrive in Batangas.

 

Changing the flat tire on the road.

 

Orientation from the security marshal's of TMPCWA, for the safety of the members and families after arriving at the beach.

 

Food Committee preparing the food for two days.

 

In this photos shown the unification meeting of the members and families.

 

The TMPCWA-Kidz program activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  New

June 28, 2011

Update on the Petition for Certification Election:

..\..\2011-6-28 DOLE.pdf

 

 

 

New

JUNE 10, 2011

TMPCWA LAUNCHED ASSEMBLY MEETING TO PUSH THE PETITION FOR CERTIFICATION ELECTION

 

 

May 20, 2011

Watch the videos of Mass Distribution of Leaflets and Canteen Hopping of TMPCWA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1W6aifODFc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rVO3xRig9A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-yWcpMH_Xs

 

 

 

May 10, 2011

Certification Election Campaign started in Toyota

 

   

 

March 16, 2011

10th year of protest action by the illegally dismissed workers.

 

Images of protest actions in front of Toyota by the illegally dismissed workers and families.

 

Images of canteen-hopping protest of members of TMPCWA

 

Video

Philippine Toyota Workers Protest On 10th Lockout Anniversary

http://blip.tv/file/5048702

   

 

March 2011

Protest Toyota Campaign Newsletter # 12

   
   

 

NEW!

RECOVERED PHOTOS WITH SOME CRITIQUES ON THE COURTS RULING UNDER ARROYO'S TIME