Labour workplace compliance

ILO Supports Trade Union Awareness Raising Activities on the Revised Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System

As an output of the event, the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) adopted a plan of action that includes trade union centre support for the strengthening of local union assistance in their participation before during and after a workplace assessment or inspection. This also includes support for the establishment of internal trade union monitoring networks and coordination with other trade union centres towards the setting up of such networks within a specific geographical area, sector or industry or enterprise.

Last 20 June 2016, the ILO through the ILO-United States Department of Labor Project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate, supported the conduct of a one-day orientation on the revised Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS), otherwise known as DOLE Department Order 131B-16, for members of the FFW in Baguio City. This one-day event was part of the Project’s workers’ component, aimed at building workers’ knowledge in the area of workplace compliance and facilitate the establishment of trade union monitoring networks at various levels. The said activity was participated in by more than 70

regional, sectoral and local union leaders of FFW.


The ILO USDOL Project Officer, Ms Cerilyn Pastolero presented on the highlights of ILO Convention Nos. 81 - Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 and C129 - Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 as well as possible models and roles of trade union monitoring networks, based on outputs and discussions during previous workers’ activities.

Similar activities will be conducted with the Project’s partner trade unions such as the Alliance of Progressive Labor-Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (APL SENTRO), Associated Labor Unions (ALU), FFW, IndustriALL Global Unions and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) in the  succeeding months.


It is envisioned that activities under the workers’ component of the Project shall complement separate interventions for employers that include development of employers’ capacity building programme on LLCS and sustaining compliance through social dialogue in workplace committees.

The LLCS is a tripartite endorsed reform addressing gaps in the country’s previous labour inspectorate system.  It adopts a more balanced approach that combines both regulatory and developmental strategies to labour inspection. A key feature of the LLCS is that it requires equal and active involvement of both employer and workers’ representatives at all stages of the inspection or assessment process.

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