[News] NUJP hails TAG’s victory over GMA-7

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines congratulates the Talents Association of GMA-7 for their landmark victory in the labor case against the network giant.

News reports said the National Labor Relations Commission has ordered GMA Network Inc. to pay more than P21 million in back wages to more than 30 illegally dismissed employees and ordered their reinstatement.

If there is really justice in this land, this victory should be seen as one not only for our colleagues in TAG – for whom it is well deserved – but for all workers, in the media and other industries, who have suffered for decades under the onerous yoke of contractualization.

We call on all media companies to do right by their workers and accord them just and humane employment conditions.
It remains one of the supreme ironies that media workers, many of whom risk their lives to unmask the myriad problems our people and country face, are themselves victims of the injustices they report on.

We thank the NLRC for standing by the side of right on this case and exhort it to do so in all other cases brought before it.

Reference
Ryan Rosauro, NUJP chair
NUJP Hotline 09175155991

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View the original article here: http://www.nujp.org/?p=4327

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