The ACTU has written to the Philippines Government condemning the murder of another trade unionist – over 50 union members and leaders have been killed by extra-judicial violence under the Duterte regime.

Leonardo Escala was the president of the union for dock workers in Manila. The ACTU calls for a full investigation into his murder to bring the perpetrators to account, and for the Philippines Government to accept the ILO high-level tripartite mission to investigate violence against trade unionists.

The Australian union movement stands in solidarity with unions in the Philippines and will continue to campaign for justice for Filipino unionists.