The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) strongly condemns the Duterte
regime and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the violent dispersal of
striking workers of Nutriasia earlier today.
Police personnel started to harass workers as early as 6 a.m. deploying two
firetrucks near the picketline. Workers lay prone at the company gates to defend
their protest. The police started to attack the picketline early afternoon and
arrested at least four workers. Many others were hurt including five workers who
were severely injured.
Nutriasia workers are demanding the regularization of more than a thousand
contractual workers and the reinstatement of union leaders dismissed by the
The Party enjoins the broad masses of workers, students and other sectors to
extend support and solidarity with the striking workers of Nutriasia, as well as
workers in other companies, in their struggle to defend their right to regular
jobs and for wage increases.