A labor group urged the thousands of Chinese working in the Philippines to make their stay legal and comply with the laws of the land.
“The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) welcomes Chinese workers into the country. In fact, we have been telling them to legalize their stay, follow and respect our laws, particularly the Alien Employment Permit so that they can also be protected by our labor laws and regulations from abusive employers and businesses and afford the same labor rights and privileges Filipino workers enjoy under our existing laws and customs,” TUCP president Raymond Mendoza said in a statement.
Mendoza encouraged the foreign workers to organize themselves to benefit from the privileges offered by their employers.
Mendoza was looking forward to the synergy that Filipino and Chinese workers may be able to forge through the sharing of skills and technologies for the benefit and development of industries needed by the country to achieve economic growth. (PNA)