NATIONAL GREEN JOBS HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016, or Republic Act No. 10771, is the first piece of legislation in the country specifically designed to generate, sustain and incentivize “green jobs.” The salient features of R.A. 10771 are a) providing of incentives; developing human resources; and engaging government institutions to provide enabling environment for the creation continue reading

Study on DOLE Programs for Displaced Workers: A Review of the Policy Framework for Worker Displacement in the Philippines

This paper examines the policy framework on worker displacement specifically by reviewing existing issuances, programs and mechanisms; designing conceptual and operational frameworks to strengthen present initiatives; and recommending measures or interventions for policy revisions. The review of existing frameworks for worker displacement has sought at least seventeen policy issuances of the DOLE since 1997 relevant continue reading

Framework on Strengthening Multi-employer Bargaining in the Philippines

Collective bargaining is a constitutional right in the Philippines, and one of the fundamental principles in the international community. Collective bargaining has different levels from a single employer to multiple employers negotiating with one or more unions. In the Philippines, the number of workers covered by collective bargaining agreements is decreasing and are attributable to continue reading

A Descriptive Study on Off-site Work Arrangement in the Philippines

Rapid technological advances, urban congestion/traffic and the increased desire to balance family and work life are few of the many factors that contribute to the growing popularity of off-site work arrangements. While there are multitude of terms such as teleworking, telecommuting or work-from-home to refer to off-site work, the overarching theme is that work is continue reading

AN ANALYSIS OF PRACTICES AND POLICIES IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF MIGRATORY SUGARCANE WORKERS (MSWS)

Migratory sugarcane workers (MSWs) are among the most vulnerable sectors in the Philippine society. They have to face a number of risks, including precarious working conditions, limited access to social protection mechanisms, and seasonality of employment. Cognizant of their vulnerabilities, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regulates the employment of MSWs by virtue of continue reading