The Case of the Citra Mina Workers
Citra Mina is one of the successful canning companies in General Santos City. The company was established in GenSan in 1983 and continuous to manufactured Tuna products up to this time. At first their products were distributed primarily to the local market and canning buyers. Until such time they expanded and distributed it to foreign market like Japan and the U.S. The company has five independently operating sister companies, namely - the Citra Mina Seafoods Corporation (CMSC), the Mommy Gina Tuna Resources (MGTR), Philfresh, Tuna Exporters, Inc and the Citra Mina Seafoods Market, Inc. (CMSI), the retailing arm. But behind its success lies the gruesome reality about its workers’ condition due to their harsh working environment and negligence of the rights of its workers.
- Reinstate the 20 regular employees of Citra Mina Seafoods Corporation (CMSC) and 58 Mama Gina Tuna Resources (MGTR);
- Recognize the union (Samahang United Citra Mina Group of Companies Union) as embodied to ILO Convention No. 98-Trade Union Right to Self-Organization and Collective Bargaining; 1987 Phil. Constitution, Art. XIII on Labor; Art. 246 of the Labor Code and D.O. Order No. 40-03.
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