BMP Negros – Press Release
05 February 2020
Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) Negros strongly denounces the violent course of action taken by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in dispersing the striking workers of Cosmic Enterprises, a company engaged in paper products.
Earlier this morning of 05 February 2020, the members of the Cosmic Enterprises Independent Labor Union (CEILU) who have been peacefully conducting their strike since 02 January 2020 were aggressively harassed by security guards and strikebreakers. The Police arrived during the midst of the commotion, but instead of resolving the conflict and acting as “agents of peace,” they aggravated the situation by dragging the strikers from the picket line and handling them roughly.
Their intervention resulted to the illegal arrest of 10 union members and labor organizers from the picket lines who are now being detained on fabricated charges.
This incident is a clear portrayal on how the Philippine National Police (PNP) exist to serve and protect the interests of the capitalists, despite that the majority of their workforce stemmed from the working class.
Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) Negros calls for the accountability of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their violent course of action and for the immediate release of the illegally detained union members and labor organizers!
FREE COSMIC 10!
Lorenzo de Vera
Rafael La Vina
Richard Christopher Kahulugan
Chairman BMP Negros
RESPECT THE UNION!