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.
23 - 24 June 2016
Last 23-24 June 2016, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region IV-A with support from the ILO through the ILO United States Department of Labor, Labour Inspection Project, gathered tripartite partners in key sectors within the region, in a Regional Labour Laws Compliance Summit in Sta Rosa, Laguna. This Summit was aimed at raising awareness on the recently revised Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System, otherwise known as DOLE Department Order 131B-16, and gathering feedback and proposals from partners on how to improve labour inspection or the conduct of assessments, particularly in the education, health, construction, and manufacturing sectors, including enterprises situated in export processing zones. The focus sectors for the said Summit were based on the dominant industries or sectors within the region as well as results of regional compliance reports.
ILO Supports Trade Union Awareness Raising Activities on the Revised Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System
20 June 2016
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.
11 - 12 May 2016
The workshop will introduce the background, concept and elements of the DWCD process including statistical decent work indicators, legal framework indicators and the proposed DWCD analytical framework to the national government agencies, workers and employers organizations.
28 - 29 April 2016
The activity observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorates Workers' Memorial Day and raises awareness on the important role of trade unions in labour inspection and in the promotion of safe and healthy working conditions.
Commemoration of Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health; and the Conduct of the Conference Workshop on Workers' Participation in the Labour Laws Compliance System
28 - 29 April 2016
The ILO's SafeYouth@Work Project focused on the development of proposed additional guidelines for workers' representation in the Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) to mark the Workers' Memorial Day and the World Day for Safety and Health.
13 - 15 April 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) will be holding a workshop on how to make the Philippines' Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme more effective in addressing child labour.
Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project) 1st Project Steering Committee Meeting
12 April 2016
Government, workers and employers, and youth joined the first Project Steering Committee meeting of the ILO's SafeYouth@Work Project.
11 April 2016
Understanding Children's Work, an inter-agency programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Bank (WB) and the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) will conduct an International Workshop on Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) as Tools to Address Child Labour.
17 March 2016
The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has met once a year since the inception of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project. The project’s outputs are consistent with ASEAN priorities, targets and commitments, as reflected in the work plans of several regional processes such as the ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting and the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
First Government Inter-Agency Meeting of the Programme on Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)
16 March 2016
Through this event, programme concepts, tools, methodologies and delivery systems and progress were shared to existing and potential national line agencies across four regions in Mindanao - Region IX, XI, XII, and ARMM. It also identified technical training and related needs for possible collaboration and follow-up action of the PLEDGE programme. And finally, commitments and other support from the government agencies and stakeholders were made.
8 - 9 March 2016
Both ACE and ATUC have acknowledged the value of holding this joint meeting between ATUC and ACE to address emerging issues, build trust and put forward common positions to the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) and Senior Labour Officials Meeting (SLOM).
3 March 2016
The ILO's SafeYouth@Work Project gathered key stakeholders and partners to provide more information on the global project on occupational safety and health (OSH) funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) piloted in the Philippines.
29 February 2016
The workshop objectives were to: (a) facilitate the development of a workplan for workers' activities under the project; and (b) review USDOL Labour Inspection Project's workplan with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in particular with the HR Audit, ILO Convention Nos. 81 and 129 gap analysis, Labour Laws Compliance-Management Information Suystem (LLCS-MIS) and area-wide summits.
22 - 26 February 2016
Labour Laws Compliance Officers will be equipped to handle child labour cases, including ways to deal with invisible and hazardous forms of child labour. A session on vulnerable employment and child labour in the informal economy, in which 60 per cent of child labour cases are found will also be tackled.
11 February 2016
The ILO provides technical and financial assistance to the All Workers’ Group of the Philippine Technical Working Group on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Work TWG), to conduct an All Workers’ Forum to provide a broader platform for its domestic workers and workers representatives to the regional tripartite wages and productivity boards (RTWPBs) on the new rules of procedures on the minimum wage fixing for domestic workers.
2 February 2016
Understanding Children's Work, an interagency programme of the ILO, UNICEF and World Bank, will launch a new report entitled, “Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines". The report looks at the situation of child labour and youth unemployment in the Philippines, their extent, causes and consequences and outlines recommendations to address them.
Scoping Mission on the ILO-European Union (EU) Project “Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies”
1 - 5 February 2016
Mr David Cheong, Trade and Employment Specialist from the Employment Policy Department in ILO Geneva, will be in Manila, Philippines from 1 to 5 February 2016 for a scoping mission.
24 January 2016
In commemoration of the National Domestic Workers’ Day (Araw ng Kasambahay) on 18 January 2016, the tripartite- plus members of Domestic Work TWG has organized a public celebration, with the theme: “Sama-sama, Magkakaugnay, sa Pagkalinga sa Kasambahay” (“Unity, Solidarity in caring for Domestic Workers”).
Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project) Monitoring and Evaluation Mission
18 - 22 January 2016
The Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project) successfully validated monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and trade unions to complete the drafting of the Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (CMEP).
12 January 2016
The tripartite-plus Philippine Technical Working Group on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Domestic Work TWG) held a meeting to discuss and finalize the preparations for the annual commemoration of the National Domestic Workers’ Day (Araw ng Kasambahay) in the Philippines.