Posted by: empowerconsumers | November 25, 2009

EmPOWER Consumers and other electricity consumer groups join electric coop workers in quest for “Reclaiming Power”

23-24 November 2009, Cebu City — Various electricity consumer groups in Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon joined the representatives of some 50 electric cooperatives in the National Conference “RECLAIMING POWER: Advancing Workers’ Interests by Democratizing Electric Cooperatives.”

EmPOWER Consumers, chapters of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) in General Santos, Davao, Western Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Cebu, the FDC National Secretariat,  and representatives of Electric Cooperative Conversion Movement (General Santos)  and electric consumers group in western Mindanao vowed to work together and reach out to more electricity consumers in the country in (re)claiming POWER from the few who are presently controlling the power industry, specifically the electric cooperatives.

The electric cooperative workers and consumers united in claiming “KOOP KO ‘TO” (this is my cooperative) and promised to work together in realizing this.

The National Conference was a joint initiative by the Freedom from Debt Coalition and Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) in cooperation with Freidrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Foundation for Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI).


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