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Big win for Philippine unions as govt finally agrees to ratify ILO Convention 151

02 May 2017
After years of campaigning by a coalition of unions, the Philippines Government has agreed to implement Convention 151 of the International Labour Organsiation, assuring government workers the right to unionise.

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte announced he will sign and endorse to the Senate the ratification of the Convention after a labor dialogue held on May 1, 2017 at the People's Park, Davao City.

The ratification is a historic first in the Asia Pacific, after PSI's local affiliates successfully lobbied the current administration. The next step in the campaign is to lobby and engage the Senate to ensure the ratification is succesfully passed, which will require a two-thirds majority.

 

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