#PrayforHAU – Members of Holy Angel University’s unionized employees are holding a strike to demand an increase in their salaries and benefits from the tuition increases of the university in the last three years.

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Angeles City’s HAU, raised tuition for school years 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, according to CHED documents. The Holy Angel University Teachers and Employees Union (HAUTEU) president Edmond Maniago said that it is their “ultimate remedy allowed by law.”

The stike started Thursday morning, a day before HAU is set to confer an honoris causa on Manila Archbishop Antonio Cardinal Tagle. HAU students expressed support for the strike by holding placards in front of the main gate.

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Meanwhile, HAU has issued a statement saying that it “has always complied with the provisions of the law regarding salary and benefits, as evidenced by successful CBA negotiations in the past, issuance of certificates of compliance by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the undeniable fact that our employees and faculty enjoy competitive salaries and a package of benefits.”