We the workers of Toyota Philippines under the Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association (TMPCWA) are continuing our fight for more than 17 years massive illegal dismissal made by Toyota to some 233 + 4 members of our union.
Toyota’s inhumane and arrogant action in terminating the members of the union was because they do not want the establishment of any genuine union inside their factory and because they were greedy guarding their huge profit that they are enjoying in numerous years that were provided by their workers.
Our more than 17 years’ struggle has resulted in several victories including numerous ILO Recommendations. Unfortunately, Toyota keeps on discounting all of them because Toyota believes they are more powerful than any other laws. Toyota assumes (or considers) that they can simply escape from all of their accountabilities to the illegally dismissed workers because they are very powerful. No matter how powerful Toyota is, the TMPCWA will continue to carry the struggle and will fight until we get the victory that we deserve.
We judge that our situation in Toyota Philippines is similar to the situation of the workers in Nanbu (Supply Chain of Toyota), as well as in DAIHATSU workers in Indonesia. We suffered from discrimination against the union and union busting by Toyota which prohibits our legitimate rights as workers. We do trust that this policy has originated in Toyota Japan and we also believe that Toyota Japan must act regarding this matter.
The massive offensive against to the workers’ lives and livelihoods is not permissible. We must not license the inhuman actions of Toyota against their workers in all subsidiaries in all countries. We must fight and struggle as one. We have to rise up together and pinpoint our struggle directly to Toyota Japan and AKIO Toyoda as the mastermind of all of Toyota’s policies in all countries. Let the whole world knows about our struggle and let Toyota pay expensively for all their crimes to their workers.
LET US UNITE AND FIGHT TOGETHER AND CONDEMN TOYOTA’S ANTI-WORKERS POLICY AND ARROGANT BEHAVIOUR!
LONG LIVE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY!
Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation
Workers Association (TMPCWA)
September 6, 2018