The ILO Country Office for the Philippines organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.
17 March 2016
The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has met once a year since the inception of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project. The project’s outputs are consistent with ASEAN priorities, targets and commitments, as reflected in the work plans of several regional processes such as the ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting and the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
First Government Inter-Agency Meeting of the Programme on Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)
16 March 2016
Through this event, programme concepts, tools, methodologies and delivery systems and progress were shared to existing and potential national line agencies across four regions in Mindanao - Region IX, XI, XII, and ARMM. It also identified technical training and related needs for possible collaboration and follow-up action of the PLEDGE programme. And finally, commitments and other support from the government agencies and stakeholders were made.
8 - 9 March 2016
Both ACE and ATUC have acknowledged the value of holding this joint meeting between ATUC and ACE to address emerging issues, build trust and put forward common positions to the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) and Senior Labour Officials Meeting (SLOM).
3 March 2016
The ILO's SafeYouth@Work Project gathered key stakeholders and partners to provide more information on the global project on occupational safety and health (OSH) funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) piloted in the Philippines.
29 February 2016
The workshop objectives were to: (a) facilitate the development of a workplan for workers' activities under the project; and (b) review USDOL Labour Inspection Project's workplan with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in particular with the HR Audit, ILO Convention Nos. 81 and 129 gap analysis, Labour Laws Compliance-Management Information Suystem (LLCS-MIS) and area-wide summits.
22 - 26 February 2016
Labour Laws Compliance Officers will be equipped to handle child labour cases, including ways to deal with invisible and hazardous forms of child labour. A session on vulnerable employment and child labour in the informal economy, in which 60 per cent of child labour cases are found will also be tackled.
11 February 2016
The ILO provides technical and financial assistance to the All Workers’ Group of the Philippine Technical Working Group on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Work TWG), to conduct an All Workers’ Forum to provide a broader platform for its domestic workers and workers representatives to the regional tripartite wages and productivity boards (RTWPBs) on the new rules of procedures on the minimum wage fixing for domestic workers.
2 February 2016
Understanding Children's Work, an interagency programme of the ILO, UNICEF and World Bank, will launch a new report entitled, “Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines". The report looks at the situation of child labour and youth unemployment in the Philippines, their extent, causes and consequences and outlines recommendations to address them.
Scoping Mission on the ILO-European Union (EU) Project “Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies”
1 - 5 February 2016
Mr David Cheong, Trade and Employment Specialist from the Employment Policy Department in ILO Geneva, will be in Manila, Philippines from 1 to 5 February 2016 for a scoping mission.
24 January 2016
In commemoration of the National Domestic Workers’ Day (Araw ng Kasambahay) on 18 January 2016, the tripartite- plus members of Domestic Work TWG has organized a public celebration, with the theme: “Sama-sama, Magkakaugnay, sa Pagkalinga sa Kasambahay” (“Unity, Solidarity in caring for Domestic Workers”).
Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project) Monitoring and Evaluation Mission
18 - 22 January 2016
The Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project) successfully validated monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and trade unions to complete the drafting of the Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP).
12 January 2016
The tripartite-plus Philippine Technical Working Group on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Work TWG) held a meeting to discuss and finalize the preparations for the annual commemoration of the National Domestic Workers’ Day (Araw ng Kasambahay) in the Philippines.
10 - 15 January 2016
Ms Helene Harroff-Tavel, Ms Alix Nasri and Mr Guy Tchami from ILO Geneva will conduct a mission in the Philippines to meet with relevant stakeholders for ILO’s new labour migration project. The six-day mission will include consultations with Philippine government agencies, trade unions, employers organizations, civil society organizations, cooperatives and media agencies in order to introduce the project’s Philippine components and collect inputs regarding the project design and strategy.
19 - 21 December 2015
Immediately after Typhoon Melor (Nona), the ILO and DOLE assessed the impact of the typhoon and provided emergency employment in Oriental Mindoro and Romblon.
7 - 8 December 2015
The International Labour Organization, through the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities (ILO-ACTRAV), together with the Federation of Free Workers will hold a “National Workers Conference on Addressing Precarious Work in the Philippines”. The event aims to contribute towards strengthening the organizational capacities of the unions and workers’ organizations for promoting actions for Decent Work for workers in precarious and informal employment relations. In addition, it aims to assist unions in the Philippines to develop national strategy to address Precarious Work in the Philippines.
30 November - 11 December 2015
The objectives of the workshop are: (a) to gain new insights, share experiences and reflect on key issues, trends and challenges relating to workplace compliance through labour inspection; and (b) to share ILO Country Office previous and future interventions to strengthen workplace compliance.
Training of Trainers (ToT) on Freedom of Association (FoA) for Women in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs)
27 - 29 November 2015
Targeting trade union federations and confederations, the ToT will focus on a core group of trainers of women unionists in EPZs. It shall focus discussions on international labour standards and applicable local laws on on freedom of association and collective bargaining using the localized manual developed by the ILO.
19 November 2015
The workshop aims at sharing findings from the Employment Promotion in Disaster Response Project (EPDR Project) research and deepen the understanding of trade unions needs through an interactive discussion among relevant stakeholders.
3 - 5 November 2015
The USDOL-funded Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR) Project will the conduct a National Consultative and Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Education and Child Labour on 3 to 5 November 2015. The purpose of the activity is to discuss and validate a policy on addressing child labour within the education system that will be issued by the Department of Education.
27 - 29 October 2015
The Summit was part of the ILO and United States’ Department of Labor Project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate aimed at providing social partners a platform for reviewing the first two years of implementation of the Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS).