Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Philippine-Toyota workers visit—interview on Labornet TV

President and an executive member of Toyota Motor Philippines Company Workers Association visited Japan on Sept. 15 through 19 to participate in the community union rallies, to submit demands at Toyota Motor Co. main Aichi headquarters, and to lead the action against human rights violation at its Tokyo headquarters. The two members appeared on Labornet TV ahead of their actions, along with WAKATSUKI Tadao, president of All Toyota Union, and talked about how No. 1 automaker of the world is also No. 1 in violating human rights and bullying its workers across the world. While Wakatsuki talked about how his members have been fighting against Toyota and its subsidiaries to respect workers rights, the two of TMPCWA members revealed violent oppression of their members by Toyota and difficulties they face in surviving after the company unfairly dismissed 237 union members.

  今 年もTMPCWAのエド委員長と現役組合員の2名が来日し、9月15、16日京都で開催されるコミュニティ・ユニオン金国交流集会に参加。続いて16 日~17日にかけてトヨタ愛知本社等に対する要請行動、そして9月19日のトヨタ東京本社前行動(東京総行動)を行った。それに先だつ9月13日夜、エド委 員長はレイバーネットTVにトヨタ資本と真っ向から闘う全トヨタ労組の若月忠夫委員長とともに出演し、自動車生産世界ナンバーワンのトヨタが日本で海外で いかに労働者の人権無視の弾圧「いじめ」を行っているか、237名の不当解雇の後、労働者がどのように闘っているのかを語った。

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