Strengthening Public Sector Unionism

Description: One of the policy concerns in public sector labor relations is the dynamics involved in the representation and participation of the Board of Directors/Trustees (Boards) of state universities and colleges (SUCs) and government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCCs) as representatives of management in the negotiation process of the collective negotiation agreement (CNA). This unique relationship continue reading

Gap Analysis of ILO Convention 188, Work in Fishing Convention, 2007

Description: Discussions are ongoing at the international and national levels for the complete ratification of the 2007 International Labour Organization (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention (WIFC) by member-states. As the Philippines has yet to ratify this convention, several stakeholders have expressed concern and apprehension regarding their capacity to comply with the standards described in the continue reading

Impact of the Current Interpretation of BIR of Tax Laws on the Income of Workers: A Study on Tax Distortion, De Minimis Benefits Expansion, and Labor Dispute Awards Taxation

Description: This paper attempts to dissect the foregoing issues by revisiting specific Tax Code (as amended) provisions and rules pertaining to the exemption of minimum wage earners, as well as those pertaining to de minimis benefits, the exemption ceiling, and taxation of labor dispute awards. It uses the perspectives elicited from the tripartiteplus partners and stakeholders through the conduct continue reading

REINFORCING LABOR RELATIONS THROUGH RESPONSIVE REGULATIONS: An Assessment on the Regulatory Reform Areas in Book Five of the Labor Code, as amended

Description: This policy paper intends to answer the longstanding public policy issue in labor and employment concerning the urgent need to reform the Labor Code, particularly Book Five (V) which covers labor relations. This paper offers a framework of analysis for reform areas examining enunciated policy objectives, regulatory interventions, and policy outcomes in labor relations. continue reading

Profiling of Workers Associations in the Informal Economy

Description: This study generally aims to contribute to the body of knowledge on workers in the informal economy (WIE), specifically on the dynamics of workers organizations, to serve as basis in the development of concrete policies as well as regulations to afford them representation and voice. It attempted to (a) survey what types of workers continue reading