Sta. Rosa City, Laguna – Logistics workers from Sun Logistics Technology, Inc. (SunLog) held programs succeeding their Certification Elections (CE) today, August 1, 2014.
Workers from SunLog launched a lead-off program at Nissan-Pulong Sta. Cruz, in Sta. Rosa City at 4’o’clock PM, followed by a motorcade to Waltermart and victory march to Amar, Balibago in Sta. Rosa City for a program in culmination for the union’s win in the CE that occurred this day.
SunLog is a company that offers warehousing and logistics services to the automotive industry.
Union establishment, fruit of 15-year-old struggle
After some 15 years SunLog has operated will the workers enjoy the gains from having a workers union that protects and fights for their right to a living wage, job security, and decent living.
Sun Logistics Workers Union – Organized Labor Association in Line Industries and Agriculture – Kilusang Mayo Uno (SLWU-OLALIA-KMU) participated in a CE inside the company to engage workers in acknowledging a union that is genuine, militant, and nationalist.
According to Mr. Romeo Legaspi, National Vice President of the OLALIA Federation, “The workers encountered and suffered from a 15-year-long struggle inside SunLog. For a decade and a half, these workers received no wage increases, no economic and non-economic benefits, inhumane treatment, and no union that will stand for their rights as workers. It is just for the workers of SunLog to establish a genuine, militant, and nationalist union that is SLWU-OLALIA-KMU.”
By tenureship, it is striking for the workers to see a very minimal difference in the wage a 15-year worker gets compared to what a worker who has been in the company just recently receive. Meaning, SunLog workers do not get paid and are not compensated well for the hardwork they offered the capitalist.
As said by the spokesperson of the Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan – Kilusang Mayo Uno (PAMANTIK-KMU), Mr. Hermie Marasigan, SLWU-OLALIA-KMU is one of the outstanding workers unions that chose to be OLALIA-KMU federated.
“In a society where the labor force are being bombarded by anti-worker policies due to a worsening crisis, there is a bigger pressure for the workers to establish a genuine, militant, and nationalist union under our national-democratic alliances and federations such as OLALIA and KMU. The PAMANTIK commends this radical and intelligent step made by the SLWU-OLALIA-KMU.” Added Marasigan.
As of 11:30 AM today, the SLWU-OLALIA-KMU won by landslide in the Official Elections Result released by the SunLog management in a ratio of 52-YES, 13-NO, and 2-SPOILED votes garnered.