Death threats against teacher trade unionists
The Education International, which is the global union federation for teachers around the world, is very concerned about news it’s been getting from the Philippines.
During a recent press conference, where the Alliance of Concerned Teachers was denouncing harassment and threats faced by its members and leaders, its general secretary, Raymond Basilio (pictured), received death threats on his phone.
Raymond was warned that unless he gave in to the caller’s demands, an order to kill him would be carried out.
The police deny any knowledge of this, but the union has learned of continuing unlawful profiling of its members carried out by the police in different regions of the nation, in a serious breach of both national and international law.
Please take a moment and send a message to President Rodrigo Duterte demanding that the government protect Raymond and other union leaders, that they investigate the death threats, and that they guarantee the privacy of union members and stop any illegal collection of data about them.
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