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  • The fight continues: PISTON successfully launched a nationwide strike

    The fight continues: PISTON successfully launched a nationwide strike

    PISTON launched a nationwide transport strike on November 20 to 22 to protest the ongoing implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). The strike came ahead of the December 31 deadline for the application for franchise consolidation. THE ISSUES Under the franchise consolidation requirement of the PUVMP, jeepney operators are being forced to…

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  • Addressing mitigation measures in public transport in the Philippines & recommendations for a pro-people just transition

    Addressing mitigation measures in public transport in the Philippines & recommendations for a pro-people just transition

    (Disclaimer: This briefer on climate change, PUVMP, and just transition was presented by PISTON to the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion of human rights in the context of climate change, Ian Fry, during his visit to the Philippines on November 7, 2023) Introduction In 2017, the Philippine government ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement…

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  • Stand for justice, stand for peace! Free Palestine!

    Stand for justice, stand for peace! Free Palestine!

    PISTON denounces Israel’s murderous assault on the people of Palestine, which has escalated to horrifying levels and is characterized by the relentless bombing of Gaza aimed at obliterating the Palestinian people. In just two weeks, Israel has killed over 4,200 Palestinians, including around 2,500 innocent children, while displacing and starving over a million Palestinian people.…

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  • Support the strikes vs PUVMP!

    Support the strikes vs PUVMP!

    PISTON stands in solidarity with the drivers and operators who are taking part in the transport strikes and protests starting October 16, 2023. We believe that any militant action is a significant contribution towards the advancement of the people’s interests. This is particularly true when it comes to promoting a pro-people public transportation system, which…

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  • On World Day for Decent Work: PISTON condemns the brutal killing of labor organizer Jude Fernandez

    On World Day for Decent Work: PISTON condemns the brutal killing of labor organizer Jude Fernandez

    Transport group PISTON strongly condemns the killing of veteran labor organizer Jude Fernandez in Binangonan, Rizal on September 29, 2023, by the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG). As the world observes the World Day for Decent Work today, October 7, we are reminded of the harsh realities workers, unions, and organizers…

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