Philippine labour and employment plan, 2017-2022

Report on the on-going process towards developing the Philippine labour and employment plan (LEP), 2017-2022

The LEP 2017-2022 is expected to contribute to the national goal that will be set by the next Philippine Development Plan as well as in fulfilling our multi-lateral and regional commitments. To operationalize the attainment of decent work, the proposed LEP will formulate outcomes for the following key pillars: employment; labour relations, labour standards and social dialogue; and social protection including migration and development. Once pillar outcomes are formulated, specific challenges and strategic priorities to address them will be identified.

In 2011, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in collaboration with the social partners led by the National Tripartite Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Decent Work, other government agencies, civil society and international organizations, undertook a consultative process to develop the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan 2011-2016. The LEP, a “tripartite-plus” plan aligned with the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016, provides the consolidated strategic direction for labour and employment in the medium-term.

With the implementation period of the LEP coming to a close and to prepare for the transition to the next medium-term development planning cycle, the DOLE, with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), held a series of consultation and capacity-building activities to assess the implementation of the existing plan and develop the proposed Philippine Labor and Employment Plan 2017-2022.