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


Current data reflect alarming gender gaps in unionization. In traditionally male-dominated sectors such as manufacturing and construction, the proportion of women who are unionized still pales in comparison to men. Even in the wholesale and retail trade and the food and accommodation sectors where the bulk of women workers is concentrated, there are still more continue reading

Work Arrangement and Working Conditions in Television’s Film Production and Broadcast Industry: Issues for Social Dialogue

The Television’s film production and broadcasting business is of national interest. Its product called television programs, creates a social impact and national relevance. The process of creation and delivery of such product is a work of fine arts and advance technology. It includes atypical work arrangement and working conditions perceived to be affecting the occupational continue reading

Proposing an Inter-Agency Cooperation Framework for the Conduct of Special Assessment or Visits of Establishments by the Department of Labor and Employment

This working paper presents the Institute for Labor Studies’ (ILS) proposed methodology for systematically integrating activities of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in its Special Assessment Visit of Establishment (SAVE). The major impetus for the writing of this paper is the issuance of DOLE Administrative Order (A.O.) No. 486, series of 2016, signed continue reading