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The Labor Department is coming up with new and creative ways to keep industrial peace.

On the occasion of its 76th anniversary, DOLE has thought of something mutually beneficial for workers and employers, and universally acceptable to the rest of society—planting trees.

Young jobseekers are most likely to opt for a green job.  This was the consensus of youth delegates to the 1st Philippine Green Jobs Conference held at the SMX Convention Center in mid-August.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) together with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) pushed for the creation of “green jobs” to cultivate brighter careers for the GREENeration, which is short for the green generation—a common reference to today’s youth.

“On its first year of implementation, we want to be transparent with our tripartite partners and the public in general, in what the Department and its social partners have accomplished on promoting decent and productive work,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz.

The report outlines progress initiated in the four pillars of decent work.  Overall, the report shows 87.2%, with 184 commitments have had significant progress out of the total 211.

Men Left Behind by their OFW wives is the subject on the first forum on the lives OFW husbands lead, in celebration of Women’s Month this March 7 at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros.

Organized by the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment, the forum is the ILS’ latest contribution to the debates on gender and development, particularly on feminized labor migration.

In celebration of World Day for Decent Work celebrated every October each year, the Institute for Labor Studies, is holding its 3rd Strategic Conversations series under the theme “Policy Pathways to Inclusive Growth through Decent and Productive Work,” on October 18 at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intamuros, Manila.