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Name: Department Order No. 40-03 amending the Implementing Rules of Book V of the Labor Code.
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2003-02-17
Entry into force:
ISN: PHL-2003-R-64990
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=64990&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Department of Labor and Employment, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Philippines PDF PDF (consulted on 2015-05-11)
Abstract/Citation: These Rules provide a revised version of the regulations implementing Book V of the Labor Code of 1974 concerning industrial relations.

Contains 26 parts. Part 1 provide for definition of terms, Part 2 for scope of right to self-organisation, Part 3 for registration of labour organisations, Part 4 for registration of workers association, and Part 5 for reporting requirements of labour unions and workers associations. Part 6 deals with determination of representative status, Part 7 with voluntary recognition, Parts 8 and 9 with certification election, and Part 10 with run-off elections. Part 11 regulates inter/intra-union disputes and other related labour relation disputes, Part 12 election of officers of labour unions and workers associations, Part 13 administration of trade union funds and actions arising therefrom, and Parts 14 and 15 cancellation of registration of labour organisations. Part 16 provides for collective bargaining, Parts 17 and 18 for registration of collective bargaining agreements, Part 19 for settlement of grievance and voluntary arbitration, and Part 20 for labour education and research. Part 21 regulates labour management and other councils, Part 22 conciliation, strikes and lock-outs, Part 23 contempt, and Part 24 execution of decisions, awards and orders. Parts 25 and 26 contain general and final provisions.
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