Employers' representation

Employers' organizations in the Philippines

Organizational description | Makati, Philippines | 17 February 2016
Contact(s): Ms Ma. Lourdes Macapanpan, Programme Asst in Employment Policy and Job Creation
Employers’ organizations and employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) in the Philippines plays an important and active role as the voice of the private sector in the country. They play a critical role in promoting an enabling business environment conducive to sustainable and competitive enterprises and at the same time promotes industrial peace, social justice and inclusive growth through decent work.

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) in collaboration with the Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) have conducted several activities to support employers’ organizations in the country. This includes capacity building activities to better respond to the needs of their members and effectively engage in evidence-based key social and economic policy dialogue; delivery of training services that can improve productivity and Decent work outcomes in small and medium enterprises (SMEs); provision of technical advisory support and consultation to its members and SMEs on areas covering human resources management , industrial relations, social dialogue and occupational safety and health standards.

Employers’ representation in project advisory committees, together with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and workers' organizations, are also mainstreamed in technical cooperation projects, specifically in the following areas of work: skills development, sustainable enterprises, labour inspection, occupational safety and health, social protection, domestic work, fair recruitment, freedom of association and collective bargaining, and ratification and application of International Labour Standards.

For further information contact:

Ms Ma. Lourdes Macapanpan
Programme Assistant in Employment Policy and Job Creation
ILO Country Office for the Philippines
Tel: +632 580 9900 or 580 9909