Trade Union Repression Highlighted in New GSP Petition


WASHINGTON, DC: The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) filed a petition against the Philippines under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program on Friday, June 22. The complaint submitted to the Office of the United States Trade Representative alleges that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) systematically denies workers the rights of freedom of association, the right to organize
and to form and join unions. The petition requests suspension of GSP benefits to the Philippines until the violence against unions is effectively addressed by the Philippine government.

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