As part of its general labor education program, EILER also formed the Round-Table Discussion on Union Education Network (RTD Network) in May this year. RTD Network is composed education officers of some of the biggest independent unions in the pharmaceutical, banking and communications industries in the Philippines, such Citibank, HSBC, PNB, Allied Bank, RCBC, Wyeth-Pfizer, Mead-Johnson, United-Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, SkyCable (supervisorial), and PLDT (supervisorial). Its main concerns are on outsourcing, retrenchments and other job security issues.

Another RTD Network committee has also been established in the Quezon City-Pasig-CAMANAVA area in partnership with the Labor Ministry of the Diocese of Novaliches. This is composed of independent and federated unions in the manufacturing and industrial services sector, such as the Republic Asahi Glass Corporation (RAGC) union and MIESCOR Builders Incorporated (MBI) unions.



The launching of the RTD Network-Makati in Ayala Center.



Fr. Joseph Buslon of the Labor Ministry discusses the Church’s social teachings at the RTD Network-North’s formation.