Employers and workers support Philippines' ratification of ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

Employers and workers in the Philippines commend the Senate for its approval of the ratification of the ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment.

News | 29 January 2024
The Philippines' employers and workers united in support of ratifying the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (C190, 2019). On January 19, 2024, the Leader's Forum, a bipartite group of Philippine employer and trade union representatives, fully endorsed the ratification.
C190 is a crucial foundation for initiatives aimed at tackling violence and harassment in the workplace. Its scope, from the workplace to the home and everything in between, promises comprehensive social protection for working people, especially women. The ratification of C190 is significant as equality is an aspiration shared by the vast majority of Filipinos. The appropriate policy environment must prioritize sustainability while enabling the workforce to fully enjoy their lives. Governments, employers, and trade unions share the responsibility of implementing people-centred, equitable, and just policies and practices that cover the world of work.
Safety and security are fundamental requirements for productive work. Therefore, all stakeholders have an interest in ensuring that workers are protected from all forms of violence, including gender-based, physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological. This convention will benefit workers and businesses throughout the country. The Marcos Administration and the Philippine Senate were commended by the social partners of the Philippines for ratifying the C190 convention.