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THE LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City Resolution No.

4, Series of 2013-2014

Authored by: COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS STUDENT COUNCIL (CFASC) Sponsored by: The League of College Councils Begun and held in the NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE, UP DILIMAN on Thursday, 1st day of August, Two Thousand and Thirteen

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING THE LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS - UP DILIMANS SUPPORT AGAINST THE UNJUST LABOR PRACTICES OF PENTAGON STEEL CORPORATION CONTEXT: That the Pentagon Steel Corporation has not provided Overtime pay, 13th month pay, health insurance, sick leaves, adequate break times, proper safety gear and adequate ventilation in the workplace to its workers, most of whom have been in the company for ten (10) to thirty (30) years. That the management has also attempted to cripple the Pentagon Steel Workers Union through misrepresentation in Collective Bargaining Agreements, forced signing of blank waivers and recently, illegal dismissal of one-hundred and thirty four (134) workers without separation pay. And finally, that the management has hired new workers to replace the 134, while there is a pending case against the company in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). WHEREAS, the LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN establishes its support for the proper implementation of the Labor Code in the country and upholds the right of the Pentagon Steel Workers to be properly represented in Collective Bargaining Agreements. WHEREAS, the LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN condemns: The hiring of policemen and civilian police to harass the workers and monitor the picket line The April 15 violent dispersal that resulted to injuries and fabricated charges against six of the picketers The July 13 incident wherein a truck from inside the company attempted to ram into the picket line, which resulted to the death of one of the companys own security guards and to major injuries for two of the guards; and when muriatic acid and rocks where thrown at the picketers from inside the factory premises. WHEREAS, the LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN affirms that the hiring of new workers by the Pentagon Steel Corporation to replace the 134, while there is currently a case against the company at the DOLE, is illegal and unconstitutional. WHEREAS, the LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN shall be engaging in Basic Mass Exposures with the workers on strike and will be

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calling for donations to assist the picketing workers. Also, the LCC will serve as an avenue for various activities that will disseminate information to the students and youth about the status of the campaign. WHEREAS, the LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN shall be submitting this resolution to the administrators of Pentagon Steel Corporation and the Department of Labor and Employment. NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, DILIMAN adopts and enacts this RESOLUTION PROVIDING THE LEAGUE OF COLLEGE COUNCILS - UP DILIMANS SUPPORT AGAINST THE UNJUST LABOR PRACTICES OF PENTAGON STEEL CORPORATION, effective August 1, 2013. Done this August 1, 2013. Signed this 1st of August, Two Thousand and Thirteen, by the members of the League of College Councils University of the Philippines, Diliman.

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT COUNCIL (ASC)

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TOURISM STUDENT COUNCIL (AITSC)

ENGINEERING STUDENT COUNCIL (ESC)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS STUDENT COUNCIL (CALSC)

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STUDENT COUNCIL (CESC)

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS STUDENT COUNCIL (CFASC)

COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS STUDENT COUNCIL (CHESC)

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COLLEGE OF HUMAN KINETICS STUDENT COUNCIL (CHKSC)

COLLEGE OF MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENT COUNCIL (CMCSC)

COLLEGE OF MUSIC STUDENT COUNCIL (CMuSC)

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL (CSSC)

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PHILOSOPHY STUDENT COUNCIL (CSSPSC)

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STUDENT COUNCIL (CSWCDSC)

LAW STUDENT GOVERNMENT (LSG)

NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE STUDENT GOVERNMENT (NCPAGSG)

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDENT COUNCIL (SBSC)

SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS STUDENT COUNCIL (SESC)

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES STUDENT COUNCIL (SLISSC)

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SCHOOL OF STATISTICS STUDENT COUNCIL (SSSC)

LCC AMBASSADORS

JULLIANO FERNANDO A. GUIANG Convenor

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