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Policy Brief

The Philippine furniture industry has rapidly evolved over the years. From its being a mere
rattan pole and wicker export supplier in the 1960’s, the industry was able to expand and become one of the top
suppliers of a wide range of well-designed furniture not only in Asia but in the world. However, because of the
nature of work in the industry are prone to occupational hazards and work-related issues.

This policy paper
assesses the employment generating potentials of the furniture industry and analyzes the employment issues
and problems confronted by its workers. It discusses the decent work practices of selected furniture
manufacturers and attempts to find alternative strategic ways to provide workers with decent, safe and
productive employment.


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Title: An Assessment of Firm-level Practices on Decent Work in the Furniture Industry
: Juliet R. Fojas