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 concerns, and the services provided them; (b) find out why and how workers organizations are organized and in which government agencies are they registered;
Read more: Profiling of Workers Associations in the Informal Economy
Attaining peace and harmony at the workplace is a vital ingredient in achieving business survival and economic growth. The study attempts to document the best practices at the workplace dispute settlement mechanism as company’s adjustment measures to boost productivity and attain global competitiveness.
Read more: Towards Attaining Harmony at the Workplace - A Study on Best Practices at the Workplace Dispute...
The right to freedom of association is a right guaranteed not only by the municipal laws of the Philippines, like the 1987 Constitution and the Labor Code, but also by international conventions like ILO Convention 87. Anchored on the exercise of this right, workers in the country have, over the years, formed and joined labor unions. These labor unions exist for the purpose of “collective bargaining, mutual aid, cooperation, protection and other lawful purposes” . In other words, individual workers, by forming or joining labor organizations, submit to the collective wisdom of the organization.
Read more: Problem Areas in Labor Organization Administration: A Study on Union Leadership and Accountability