Rights at Work

  • brenaGap Analysis of ILO Convention 129, Labour Inspection (Agriculture)

    Labour inspections have been viewed as an important way of ensuring that labour standards enshrined in the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and corresponding national laws are maintained. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has two core labour inspection conventions: (a) the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and (b) the ILO Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129). Convention 81 sets out…

  • joyceGap Analysis of ILO Convention No. 81 (Labour Inspection)

    Labor inspection in the Philippines is governed by the Labor Code, as amended. It provides the Secretary of Labor and Employment and authorized representatives with visitorial and enforcement powers to access the premises and records of an establishment to ensure its compliance with labor laws and related issuances. However, the Philippines has not yet ratified ILO Convention No. 81 (Labour Inspection), the international standard for labor…

  • wp-LLCSFostering Voluntary Compliance: An Assessment of the Labor Laws Compliance System

    Description: This policy paper provides an assessment of the implementation of the Department’s Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS). Using the Input-Output Model as a reference, the researcher analyzed two components of the LLCS, policy and implementation. Policy: The compliance rate for establishments in general labor standards and occupational safety and health standards are above 50%. These figures may be considered a positive start…

  • contracting 2015Examining Issues On Contracting Arrangements In The Philippine Retail Industry: A Case Study On The Working Conditions Of Contractual Workers In Supermalls And Supermarkets

    Description: This paper seeks to examine the current issues and concerns on working conditions in select retail establishments in the National Capital Region. A firm-level survey, in which selected workers are interviewed and provided with a self-administered questionnaire, is the methodology used here to achieve sound and reliable findings on the present working conditions in the retail industry. This firm-level survey identifies several…

  • maritime 2014Challenges and Constraints to Achieving High Settlement Rate in SEnA A Case Study of the Maritime Sector

    The maritime industry proves to be vital in economic progress, deploying a total of about 400,000 Filipino seafarers abroad. Given their sheer volume, it is quite expected for Filipino crew claims for losses in cases of work-related disability or death to arise. However, the current labor dispute settlement system is criticized for being too legalistic and adversarial in nature. One of the landmark initiatives of the Department of Labor and…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 02-page-001Is the Regulation on Security of Tenure More Labor Market Restrictive Than Employment Protective? A Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of the Regulatory Areas in Book VI of the Labor Code, as Amended

    Description: This policy paper puts forward a cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses of the regulation on security of tenure with the aim to assess whether or not the regulation is more labor market restrictive than employment protective which is indicated by the ratio of total benefits gained as measure for protection on one hand over total costs incurred as measure for restriction on the other hand. Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness…

  • 2A Study on the Working Conditions of Workers in the Informal Economy in the Construction Industry

    Description: The paper examines the efforts of various government and non-government organizations that have programs toward improving the working conditions of workers in the informal economy in the construction industry. These programs include access to social insurance scheme, training on construction safety and skills upgrading. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title: A Study on the Working Conditions of Workers in the Informal…

  • 4Effectiveness of Unionism in Uplifting Workers’ Benefits

    Description: The paper attempts to determine the influence of trade unions in shaping policies at the backdrop ofdeclining levels of unionism in the Philippines. It provides a discussion on the effects of unionism in relation to workers’ benefits at the industry-level, firm level and to the individual workers. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title:Effectiveness of Unionism in Uplifting Workers’ Benefits Researcher:Benjamin M.…

  • 3A Study on Legal Assistance Provided by DOLE to OFWs: Focus on Victims of Trafficking

    Description: The paper attempts to analyze the provision of legal assistance by the DOLE to OFWs focusing on victims of trafficking in person. The paper provides mapping of existing policy and program responses on providing legal assistance; identification of gaps on providing legal assistance and recommendations on enhancing DOLE’s responses to these challenges. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title: A Study on Legal Assistance…

  • 1Implementation of Holidays in the Philippines

    Description: The paper looks into the clamor from the business sector to review the policy on holidays in the Philippines, particularly on its implications on productivity and competitiveness. The paper presents options for mutual and collective gains to reconcile business concerns with workers’ welfare. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title: Implementation of Holidays in the Philippines Researcher:Paulina Kim C.…

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