Events, meetings and trainings

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.

2017

  1. SafeYouth@Work Communications Planning Workshop

    28 February - 2 March 2017

    The ILO SafeYouth@Work Project in the Philippines will gather partners in a communication workshop aimed at promoting and raising awareness on safety and health of young workers.

  2. Communications: Organizing and Mobilizing Workers

    16 - 18 February 2017

    The ILO will hold a training workshop to help strengthen communication skills of workers organizations to enhance their capacity on using various channels to mobilize and organize workers.

  3. Tripartite Working Group Meeting on Trade and Employment

    13 February 2017

    The ILO’s STRENGTHEN Project has convened government, employers’ and workers’ representatives to discuss trade and employment and to provide updates on the project status and progress in the Philippines.

  4. Makiisa Para sa #1MBatangMalaya: One With the Children in Ending Child Labour

    12 January 2017

    The ILO together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, Department of Labor and Employment, Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) and BAN Toxics! will have a joint launch of different programmes and tools to address child labour.

  5. Philippine action plan against child labour consultation

    5 - 7 January 2017

    Members of the National Child Labor Committee in the Philippines will gather to discuss and to finalize the National Action Plan against child labour covering the period of 2017 to 2022.

2016

  1. Trainers' Training Programme in Building the Capacity of Workers' on the Labour Laws Compliance System

    5 - 9 December 2016

  2. 1st Preliminary Tripartite Working Group (TWG) Meeting

    29 November 2016

    The Tripartite Working Group (TWG) of the STRENGTHEN Project in the Philippines met for the first time. Representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), as well as from workers and employers organizations particularly the Alliance of Workers in the Informal Economy/Sector (ALLWIES), Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), and Federation of Free Workers (FFW) and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) were present during the meeting.

  3. ILO-ASEAN Seminar on the potential of social protection to build resilience to disasters

    22 - 24 November 2016

    The overall objective of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for informed discussions on the importance of social protection in preparing and responding to natural disasters and assist policy makers in ASEAN in developing practical guidelines towards implementing disaster-responsive social protection in line with International labour Standards (ILS).

  4. FAIR project presentation of research findings and strategic planning for pilot interventions

    17 - 18 November 2016

    ILO commissioned experts to investigate commercial and practical challenges that confront fair recruiters, and identify opportunities to support and enable fair recruiters to thrive in a competitive market.

  5. Formal Launch and Inception Workshop of the ILO-EU Project on Strengthening the Impact of Trade and Employment (STRENGTHEN)

    6 - 7 October 2016

    The project launch will also consist of a two-day inception workshop which will gather leaders and representatives from government, labor, business, academe and civil society to discuss, identify and set the targets, objectives and activities of the STRENGTHEN Project from 2016 until September 2018.

  6. National Consultation Workshop to Reduce Child Labour and to Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

    6 September 2016

    Over 50 representatives from government agencies, employers and workers organizations and national coalitions joined a consultation workshop to reduce child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

  7. Green Jobs and Just Transition Technical workshop for Government Organizations

    25 - 26 August 2016

    The ILO, in partnership with the government, workers and employers organizations in the Philippines, has conducted a workshop to enhance understanding of greens jobs and just transition. The workshop was part of the pilot application of the policy guidelines on “Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All”.

  8. Green Jobs and Just Transition Technical workshop for Employers' Organizations

    22 - 23 August 2016

    The ILO, in partnership with the government, workers and employers organizations in the Philippines, has conducted a workshop to enhance understanding of greens jobs and just transition. The workshop was part of the pilot application of the policy guidelines on “Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All”.

  9. Capacity Building for DOLE Officials and Labour Laws Compliance Officers in Determining Labour Only Contracting (Visayas)

    15 - 16 August 2016

    With United States Department of Labor (USDOL) funding, ILO supported three batches of regional trainings as part of its strategy to provide specialized training on contract labour. Labour only contracting, more popularly referred to in the Philippines either as “555” or “Endo”, is a situation where workers are repeatedly hired for the same kind of work by the same company, on at most five-month contracts.

  10. Capacity Building for DOLE Officials and Labour Laws Compliance Officers in Determining Labour Only Contracting (Mindanao)

    11 - 12 August 2016

    The ILO conducted three batches of specialized training on handling cases of labour only contracting based on new policy (Labor Advisory No. 10, Series 2016) for 281 labour law compliance officers (LLCOs), conciliators and mediators, and labor arbiters, as part of the new administration’s focus to stop labour only contracting.

  11. Capacity Building for DOLE Officials and Labour Laws Compliance Officers in Determining Labour Only Contracting (Luzon)

    9 - 10 August 2016

    The objectives of this area-wide training were to: (a) capacitate DOLE personnel, Regional Offices and Field Offices on the implementation of labour laws related to contracting and subcontracting arrangements; (b) enhance the assessment skills of Labour Laws Compliance Officers in determining labour only contracting; and (c) refine regional action plans on assessments of contracting and subcontracting practices and gather inputs for the national action plan.

  12. Launch of the Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) in the Philippines

    3 August 2016

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines presented the objectives and expected results of the FAIR project to ILO constituents and key national partners.

  13. FAIR Project to foster fair recruitment practices in the Philippines

    3 August 2016

    ILO CO-Manila implements a new project to prevent human trafficking and reduce labour migration costs through the promotion of fair recruitment practices.

  14. Baseline Report Validation and Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation Workshops

    2 - 3 August 2016

    This activity aims to achieve the following objectives: (a) to present the preliminary findings and solicit initial feedback from stakeholders on preliminary conclusions and recommendations made in the baseline study activity; (b) to update participants' knowledge on results-based monitoring and evaluation principles, concepts and tools as promoted and applied in the project context; and (c) to set specific, desired level of performance targets, which will contribute to the measurement of project results.

  15. Luzon Area Wide Consultations on the ILO Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and ILO Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)

    29 July 2016

    The ILO, through the USDOL funded project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate has conducted an area wide consultation in Luzon to validate the gap analysis for ILO Conventions on labour inspection and the Proposed Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) Bill.