Newsletters

The Decent Work for All Newsletter features stories and updates on work-related issues in the Philippines with the goal of advancing decent work in the country. Click on the relevant link to view each issue. Inquiries about usage or reproduction of materials should be sent by email.

For global stories and updates on work-related issues, visit the ILO World of Work Magazine main page.

2010

  1. Decent work for all, October 2010 news update

    01 October 2010

    The October 2010 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a feature on knowledge corner, latest news on Succeeding in Business (SIB) programme and indigenous peoples day, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Working together for Filipino youth

    24 September 2010

    Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth is a three year joint programme funded by the Spanish Government through the Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F). The programme aims to improve policy coherence and implementation of youth, employment and migration initiatives through full stakeholder participation and increase access to decent work for poor young women and men.

2009

  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Exploring new platforms of social dialogue for domestic workers

    01 September 2009

    The Philippines has embarked on a Decent Work for Domestic Workers campaign to craft a unified position to the International Labour Conference in 2010 and to lobby for the passage of a domestic workers national law.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Decent work and social justice in times of crisis

    01 June 2009

    The global economic crisis threatens advances made under United Nations-led Millennium Development Goals; it threatens to undermine progress towards reducing poverty. The core message of social justice and decent work is more significant than ever as we trace the history of the ILO 90 years ago.

  3. Decent work for all newsletter: Hope for trafficked women

    01 March 2009

    Return and reintegration are especially hard for victims of trafficking who have experienced serious abuse. Through a three-year project on economic and social empowerment funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (HSF), the ILO, with partners, developed institutional capacity with systems, tools and models for reintegration and protection services.

2008

  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Pilot initiative boosts productivity of local industries

    01 September 2008

    This issue features initiatives to improve factory operations. It includes stories on local economic development, gender mainstreaming, child labour, social dialogue and employment trends.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Breaking the bondage of illiteracy

    01 August 2008

    In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, this issue features projects and stories about work with indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

  3. Decent work for all newsletter: Amending the Philippine Labor Code

    01 June 2008

    This issue includes messages and stories on eliminating child labour, challenges in ratifying ILO Convention 187 on occupational safety and health and the 2008 National Conference of Employers.

  4. Decent work for all newsletter: Getting out of the mud, helping typhoon survivors

    01 March 2008

    As 2008 got underway, the ILO implemented activities within the framework of the decent work agenda to promote employment, uphold rights, protect workers and practice social dialogue.

2007

  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Measuring progress towards better and decent jobs in the Philippines

    01 October 2007

    Governments, workers and employers in the Asia Pacific region committed to intensify efforts up to 2015 to attain decent work for all in the region. This issue introduces the Philippine Labor Index (PLI), designed to gauge progress and gaps in achieving decent work.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Families, former combatants become peace builders and bread winners in Mindanao

    01 July 2007

    This issue features stories from the Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) project in Mindanao which contributed to the peace process where building trust and confidence among former combatants was the aim. It includes updates on workers and employers, child labour, social security, human trafficking, livelihood recovery, youth employment and informal economy workers.

  3. Decent work for all newsletter: Microfinance improves livelihood of parents; school-based programme prevents child labour

    01 April 2007

    In the Philippines, creating decent jobs, safe jobs that provide adequate income, as a strategy for men and women to work out of poverty with dignity and empowerment is at the heart of the common agenda.

2006

  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Job prospects for youth

    01 December 2006

    Through training programmes and study tours, Philippine ILO constituents-government, employers’ and workers’ organizations - continued to share their expertise on labour, employment and enterprise issues with others in the region.

2005

  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Social dialogue - finding a common voice

    01 March 2005

    This issue focuses on social dialogue. It includes articles on response to the tsunami, Indonesian summit, a subregional tripartite forum, gender equality, child labour, agriculture, youth employment, micro insurance for health protection, ILO conventions and collective bargaining.

2003

  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Social protection - a core component of decent work

    01 July 2003

    Social protection is the main theme for this issue. It includes articles on decent work, social security, safety and health, working conditions, migration and HIV/AIDS.