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Name: An Act amending articles 214, 217, 231, 232, 234, 249, 250, 251, 257, 262, 263, 264, 265, 278, 283 and 284 of Presidential Decree No. 442 [LS 1974-Phi. 1A], otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, to further promote free trade unionism and collective bargaining and for other purposes (Batas Pambansa Bilang 130).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1981-08-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1981-10-05
ISN: PHL-1981-L-10848
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1981-10-05
English translation English translation Chan Robles Virtual Law Library, Philippines (consulted on 2008-01-28)
Abstract/Citation: Amends provisions of the Labor Code relating to, inter alia, registration of trade unions and collective agreements. Amends s. 249 to prohibit interference or discrimination by an employer based on an employee's legal participation in labour activities; equally, amends s. 250 to prohibit interference or discrimination on the part of a trade union. Prohibits strikes or lock-outs in vital industries, which include enterprises engaged in education, communication, transport, banking and distribution of fuel. If arbitration fails, workers not engaged in a vital industry may strike; the President, however, may refer the labour dispute to compulsory arbitration. Workers participating in illegal strikes may be terminated. Also contains provisions relating to conditions under which employers may legally terminate employment (redundancy, disciplinary reasons).
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