Cement industry jobs

Cement industry jobs
Published: 21 December 2004

Local cement workers fear the loss of more than 4000 jobs in the industry as lower tariffs on imported cement looms in 2005. The Philippine Cement Workers Council (PCWC) protested at the Tariff Commission last week to call for the reimposition of higher tariffs. PCWC Secretary General Samuel G. Eslava said "Our jobs will be threatened if the influx of imported cement in the economy will not be controlled by the government." Two larger labor unions, the party-list Akbayan and the Alliance of Progressive Labor, also joined the cement workers’ protest action.