Strengthened capacity of member States
Strengthened capacity of member States to ratify and apply international labour standards and to fulfil their reporting obligations
This intervention aims to strengthen constituents’ engagement on compliance with and reporting on international labour standards. It provides specific assistance in follow-up to the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies on the application of ILO conventions on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98).
The expected end-result is that tripartite constituents adopt a legislative agenda that addresses the comments of the ILO supervisory bodies, including freedom of association and collective bargaining (FoA CB) as well as response to COVID-19. The social partners are capacitated to improve mechanisms for monitoring and investigation of cases, support national tripartite mechanisms for legislative and policy reforms, which in turn fosters an enabling environment to ratify at least two additional technical Conventions.
- Tripartite ownership to better apply ILO Convention Nos. 87 and 98 addressing Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) comments and COVID-19 response through:
of labour-related cases, enhancing not only labour lens but also
o Policy and legislative agenda with consideration of gender and OSH
dimensions of reforms for National Tripartite Industrial Peace
Council (NTIPC) adoption
- Gender-sensitive joint union proposals on proposed bills addressing CEACR comments on Convention No.87 and COVID-19 response.
- Pre-ratification reviews for Labour Statistics Convention, 1985 (No.160) to update policies or plans, enhancing gender dimensions, to comply with the Conventions. .
- Pre-ratification reviews for ILO Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155) taking into account different challenges of women and men, to update legislation and/or policies, or plans to comply with the Conventions.
Implementing Partners:Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Senate of the Philippines, Members of the National and Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils and Monitoring Bodies, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) stakeholders, trade unions/workers organisations and their gender focal points, including national federations, trade union centers, regional/local unions, employers’ organisations, including Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and chambers of commerce, and so on.
For further information, please contact:
National Project Manager, ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project
ILO Country Office for the Philippines