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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brought about adverse impacts to all sectors of the Philippine economy, including unions. This research focused on the impact of the pandemic on collective bargaining. It provides a descriptive analysis of how collective bargaining was used to improve economic benefits or assistance for employees, as well as to preserve their jobs and to protect job security, in 20 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) registered with the DOLE in 2020 and 2021.