Philippines: Unions and employers work together for the ratification of ILO Convention 190
Philippines — The Leaders Forum, comprising labour and employers' organisations, works with the Department of Labor and Employment towards the ratification of ILO Convention 190. In a joint statement, the Leaders Forum "calls on its constituents to participate in this process so that workplaces, whether at home or in the site (e.g., factory, office, etc.) are free from violence and harassment in whatever form to achieve a safe space for all workers regardless of gender, sex, race, age, beliefs, and ability."
Jointly pushing for the ratification of ILO Convention 190, representatives of the Leaders Forum aim "to launch a campaign to massively raise awareness jointly and separately among employers and workers through a series of consultations to get their insights on how this Convention will shape the Philippine policy environment and how laws and policies will be effectively enforced should it be ratified."
The Leaders Forum is composed of ITUC-Asia Pacific affiliates in the Philippines – the Federation of Free Workers, Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (Center for United and Progressive Workers), and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines – as well as employers' organisations – Employers Confederation of the Philippines, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Philippine Exporters Confederation.
The full report on this initiative is published on Business World Online.