Anti-terrorism bill to kill unionism, says TUCP exec
CEBU CITY –– Rep. Raymond Mendoza of the partylist group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) voted against the passage of the controversial anti-terrorism bill.
Once enacted into law, the bill would destroy unionism in the country because legitimate unions could easily be subjected to red-tagging, Mendoza said in an interview over radio dyLA based in Cebu City.
“The provisions in the proposed law would be used to violate the worker’s exercise of freedom of association.
Furthermore, this organization fears that the proposed law may be used to quell the activities of legitimate trade union and labor organizations,” Mendoza said in a separate statement.