Social Dialogue

  • 13Framework 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 the following factors: (1) majority of establishments are…

  • 12A 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 being done away from the employer’s premises. In this paper, the author aims to…

  • 1AN ANALYSIS ON WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION AND GENDER INTEGRATION IN SERVICES AND INDUSTRY ENTERPRISEBASED UNIONS (EBUS) IN THE PHILIPPINES

    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 men becoming union members. Only in the education, health or social work and financial…

  • celiaWork 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 health and safety of its manpower. Most of its workers consist of…

  • bernardProposing 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 by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on September 19, 2016, which…

  • wp-UnionismStrengthening 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 considerably influences the timely…

  • wp-FishingConventionGap 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 2007 WIFC. Hence, this research seeks to provide…

  • SD13-1Impact 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 of a roundtable discussion to come up with…

  • SD13-2REINFORCING 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. Regulatory areas identified include labor organization,…

  • SD12-1Profiling 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 in the informal economy are prevalent and/or served by the DOLE Regional Offices, their issues and…

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