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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies has released a report highlighting its Future of Work initiatives titled, “Shaping the Discourse on the Future of Decent Work: 2019 Report of the ILS Policy Advocacy Series on the Future of Work,” and is now available online:

In response to the changes brought about by technology, the International Labour Organization (ILO) commissioned a Report1 examining the viable pathways on how to achieve a better future for all, based mainly on the fundamental principles of decent work. The commissioning of the Report is timely and topical as among the key issues considered by the ILO panel are emerging forms of workplace arrangements, including the rise of non-standard forms of employment, lifelong learning, gender equality and sustainable development, time sovereignty, and the role of universal social protection.

From July 2019 to November 2019, the ILS, as the policy research and advocacy arm of DOLE, conducted a series of Future of Work tripartite dialogues with tripartite and other social partners in key sectors of the Philippine labor market. This series of dialogues has its context in the said ILO Report as well as the start of the ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative. In launching one of the country’s first-ever dialogue series on the subject matter, the Institute aimed to bring these global and regional discussions to our shores. As the use of technology increased in the workplace, Filipino labor and employers share a common interest in working toward a labor market system that ensure technology is safe, humane, rights-based, and promotes decent work and just transition for all.

With the guidance of Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, the report was prepared by Advocacy and Publications Division policy researcher Bernard Paul M. Mangulabnan with LEO III Marc Raphael A. Peñaredondo providing the design and layout.