工人运动

孤军壹工会的奋战第一线, 媒体劳动者团结声援刻不容缓!

 ◎毛翊宇(劳动视野工作室会员) 今年(2014)8月14日,壹电视工会举行罢工通讯投票的开票,全部204名工会会员(当时全体员工330人),共140票赞成,15票反对,以压倒性的多数支持罢工,取得合法罢工权。虽然目前工会尚未发起进一步的行动,但光是决议支持罢工,已经在台湾十分少见了,尤其这更是港台媒体业工会首次取得罢工权的创举,背后原因、后续发展和对劳工运动带来的影响,值得热心劳动权益的朋友,给予最高度的关注。   作者个人学识和历练十分有限,只是感于壹电视工会此次争议行动意义重大,希望众多劳工朋友都能稍微了解,所以虽然无法做深度分析,但还是写下了这篇观察笔记和心得。

工会及工运团体支持『反服贸、反自由贸易』共同声明

CTS 距离今年五一劳动节游行已经不到一个月,从 2009年金融海啸造成的失业潮以来,每年全台湾工会团体都会在这一天上街抗争,针对政府政策提出工人诉求。而今年也有一件跟工人息息相关的政策议题正在 沸腾,就是「两岸服务贸易协议」,然而3月26日有部分劳工团体或理事长前往经济部呼吁「尽快结束立院失序、早日落实服贸协议」,我们站在反对自由贸易、 批判台湾代议政治的立场下,提出三点看法:

发动罢工为台湾工会当前刻不容缓之任务

◎劳动视野工作室 2014.03.29     自318占领立法院的行动以来,虽然倡议罢工的呼声略显稀落,但有关工会应否罢工的论辩未曾中断。迄今除了万泰银行工会明确表态将提出罢工案之外(注1),台湾工会界竟普遍对罢工行动抱着迟疑与和退却的态度,例如全国产业总工会于3月25日表示服贸为政治议题不适合当作罢工理由(注2),劳动人权协会更在3月28日率领数工会共同提出「应早落实服贸,尽快结束立院失序」的声明(注3)。对此,我们以「发动罢工为台湾工会当前刻不容缓之任务」为基础提出以下主张:

「派遣工保护法」通过 劳团抗议

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/%E6%B4%BE%E9%81%A3%E5%B7%A5%E4%BF%9D%E8%AD%B7%E6%B3%95-%E9%80%9A%E9%81%8E-%E5%8B%9E%E5%9C%98%E6%8A%97%E8%AD%B0-060124148.html 民视 – 2014年2月10日 下午6:01 「派遣工保护法」通过 劳团抗议 薪资倒退噜,企业大量雇用派遣工,劳委会主委潘世伟坦承,派遣工确实是拉低薪资的元凶,上星期四劳委会通过「派遣劳工保护法」草案,遭到劳团质疑,无法保障 劳工权益,反而是维护了派遣公司的利益,今天50多名劳团代表,到劳委会前抗议,递交陈情书,希望政府能禁止派遣,捍卫劳工的权益。

背工负重60公斤摔死 国际组织PO文吁正视

   

Filipino workers call on Taiwan for job process normalisation

News Desk The China Post Publication Date : 07-03-2011   Filipino workers in Taiwan Sunday (March 6) protested against the government's freeze on workers entering the nation after the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) tightened screening of job applications, as the Philippines continues to refuse to apologise for the deportation of 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China. The move was considered by local activists to be technically barring the influx of workers. Filipino migrant workers union KaSaPi, the Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA), Indonesian migrant workers association IPIT and other related organisations rallied on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office holding up signs that read “APOLOGIZE” and calling out slogans like “We did nothing wrong” to express their displeasure over the situation. The workers also performed the traditional Filipino “Ati-Atihan” dance to Korean pop song “Sorry Sorry”, all in hopes of the government accepting their apology on behalf of the Philippine government and calling off the retaliatory measure. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou is reportedly greatly dissatisfied with the Philippines after President Benigno Aquino III denied Taiwan's request for an apology. The “A-word” (apologise) sparked further dispute when the envoy from the Philippines, sent by Aquino to Taiwan to repair bilateral relations, also offered no official apology. Wu Yong-yi, a researcher from TIWA, asked the government to listen to the Filipino workers in Taiwan, as the workers are innocent and the real victims of the diplomatic row between the two countries. Instead of letting Filipino workers become scapegoats for the Philippines, Taiwan should draft more appropriate measures against the Filipino government, said Wu. The CLA implemented a stricter screening of applications for hiring new Filipino workers on February 8, which TIWA said amounted to a “technical freeze on Filipino workers”. Currently, the screening period for new Filipino workers' applications can take up to four months, compared with the previous 12-day maximum, said CLA minister Wang Ju-hsuan. Wang also stated last month that the CLA is ready to implement a total freeze on work permits for new Filipino workers if the foreign affairs ministry decides to adopt more stringent measures against the Philippines. According to Wu, there are around 80,000 Filipino workers in Taiwan. The punitive measures will directly affect another 5,000 workers who are currently applying for jobs in Taiwan and another 3,000 who are about to change their contracts. http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=17766

Former Japan Airlines employees stage protest

Source: Taipei Times KICKING UP A STINK: The laid-off workers described the government as being ‘incompetent’ in fighting for their rights and said they will hold more protests on Saturday. By Shelley Huang / Staff Reporter Former employees of Japan Airlines’ (JAL) Taiwan branch yesterday gathered in front of the Council of Labor Affairs in Taipei to protest against what they called the council’s turning a blind eye to illegal mass layoffs by the company.

Hong Kong May Day March

Migrant workers, trade unionists and students were among those who joined in with the international celebration of May Day in Hong Kong on Saturday. The march was organised by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. Demonstrators marched from Victoria Park to the Central Government Offices chanting slogans calling for improvement to labour rights and working conditions. One of the key issues for protestors this year was the demand for a minimum wage of HK$33 per hour. Many workers in Hong Kong are forced to work for poverty wages.

Oppressed and they know it - Indonesian fishers in Taiwan are beginning to fight back

By Robert Tierney There are many Indonesian migrant workers in Taiwan. In fact twice as many of the country's documented migrant workers come from Indonesia as from Vietnam or the Philippines or Thailand, each of which accounts for about 20 percent of 346,000-strong migrant workforce. The vast majority of Indonesian workers are women employed as care-givers for the elderly but there are also a significant number of men.
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