Social Dialogue

  • celiaWork Arrangement and Working Conditions in Television’s Film Production and Broadcast Industry: Issues for Social Dialogue

    The Television’s film production and broadcasting business is of national interest. Its product called television programs, creates a social impact and national relevance. The process of creation and delivery of such product is a work of fine arts and advance technology. It includes atypical work arrangement and working conditions perceived to be affecting the occupational health and safety of its manpower. Most of its workers consist of…

  • bernardProposing an Inter-Agency Cooperation Framework for the Conduct of Special Assessment or Visits of Establishments by the Department of Labor and Employment

    This working paper presents the Institute for Labor Studies’ (ILS) proposed methodology for systematically integrating activities of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in its Special Assessment Visit of Establishment (SAVE). The major impetus for the writing of this paper is the issuance of DOLE Administrative Order (A.O.) No. 486, series of 2016, signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on September 19, 2016, which…

  • wp-UnionismStrengthening Public Sector Unionism

    Description: One of the policy concerns in public sector labor relations is the dynamics involved in the representation and participation of the Board of Directors/Trustees (Boards) of state universities and colleges (SUCs) and government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCCs) as representatives of management in the negotiation process of the collective negotiation agreement (CNA). This unique relationship considerably influences the timely…

  • wp-FishingConventionGap Analysis of ILO Convention 188, Work in Fishing Convention, 2007

    Description: Discussions are ongoing at the international and national levels for the complete ratification of the 2007 International Labour Organization (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention (WIFC) by member-states. As the Philippines has yet to ratify this convention, several stakeholders have expressed concern and apprehension regarding their capacity to comply with the standards described in the 2007 WIFC. Hence, this research seeks to provide…

  • SD13-1Impact of the Current Interpretation of BIR of Tax Laws on the Income of Workers: A Study on Tax Distortion, De Minimis Benefits Expansion, and Labor Dispute Awards Taxation

    Description: This paper attempts to dissect the foregoing issues by revisiting specific Tax Code (as amended) provisions and rules pertaining to the exemption of minimum wage earners, as well as those pertaining to de minimis benefits, the exemption ceiling, and taxation of labor dispute awards. It uses the perspectives elicited from the tripartiteplus partners and stakeholders through the conduct of a roundtable discussion to come up with…

  • SD13-2REINFORCING LABOR RELATIONS THROUGH RESPONSIVE REGULATIONS: An Assessment on the Regulatory Reform Areas in Book Five of the Labor Code, as amended

    Description: This policy paper intends to answer the longstanding public policy issue in labor and employment concerning the urgent need to reform the Labor Code, particularly Book Five (V) which covers labor relations. This paper offers a framework of analysis for reform areas examining enunciated policy objectives, regulatory interventions, and policy outcomes in labor relations. Regulatory areas identified include labor organization,…

  • SD12-1Profiling of Workers Associations in the Informal Economy

    Description: 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…

  • 3Towards Attaining Harmony at the Workplace - A Study on Best Practices at the Workplace Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Prospects for Policy

    Description: 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. The paper further attempts to find out the factors used for fast, fair and effective settlement of disputes. It seeks to…

  • 5Problem Areas in Labor Organization Administration: A Study on Union Leadership and Accountability

    Description: 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,…

  • SD11-3Organization, Workers' Voice and Working Conditions in the Transport Industry: Strategies toward Decent Work

    Description: The paper examines the policies and initiatives undertaken by the DOLE along with its social partners in setting out policies that seek to usher decent work among transport industry workers. It basically explores opportunities in making the industry active partners in bringing desired levels of safety, productivity and decent work for all workers in the transport sector. Click Here to Download Full…

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