The labor education for workers and employers on their rights and responsibilities is enshrined under Article 277 (h) of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended. Formerly known as the Continuing Labor and Employment Education Program (CLEEP), LEES aims to increase awareness on workers and employers rights and responsibilities, work ethics, values and skills to contribute in fostering a more cooperative labor-management relations and the attainment of decent and productive work. It has three (3) components, namely:

  • Labor Relations, Human Relations and Productivity (LHP) Seminars, which is a one-day seminar at the firm- level which seeks to change mindsets on workplace relationship from legalistic and adversarial relationship to human relationship to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness;
  • Continuing Labor Education Seminar (CLES), which focuses on specialized topics relative to labor relations and labor standards, and conducted in organized/ unorganized group of workers in the private sector.
  • Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS), which aims to prepare graduating students in entering the world of work. The seminar will help them become familiar with DOLE’s services on employment facilitation, workers protection and social security coverage for the employees.

For better service delivery and in ensuring that DOLE’s clients are aware of their rights, responsibilities, options, as well as the various programs and services offered by the Department, the DOLE revolutionized its labor education program taking into consideration the expanding clientele, modernizing technology and evolving world of work. Through the modernized LEES, the DOLE adopted a strategy of marketing its programs and services through commercial video clips being shown in conspicuous places in several establishments, institutions, and public transportation. It further improved its accessibility with the creation of a YouTube Channel to serve as reservoir of the Department’s animated instruction and informational materials.

Another platform that was developed is the DOLE LEES Mobile Application which contains electronic copies of the Department’s information, education and communication materials, information on the programs and services of the Department and its attached agencies, and links to the animated video clips. With the use of computers, laptops, cellular phones, and tablets, the DOLE, through the LEES Mobile Application, is able to reach out to various people of all ages across the country and across the globe, anytime, anywhere.

Another essential component of the LEES is the DOLE e-Learning System. Launched on 10 December 2014, the DOLE provides web-based learning and education on a wide array of topics covering general labor standards, occupational safety and health standards, labor relations, productivity and other labor and employment-related concerns, whether local or overseas. Modules in the DOLE e-Learning System include:

a. Pre-Deployment Training and Immersion Program
– Relevant International and Philippine Laws and Policies
b. Promoting Employability of Workers and Competitiveness of Enterprises
– Productivity 101
– 5S of Good Housekeeping
– Basic of Lean Manufacturing
– Introduction to Financial Literacy
c. Sustaining Cooperation between Labor and Employers
– Concepts, Principles and Requirements of a Legitimate Contracting or Subcontracting Arrangement
– Labor Laws Compliance System-Management Information System
– Labor Standards
– Labor-Management Cooperation Program
d. Enhancing Social Protection of Vulnerable Workers
– Introduction to Batas Kasambahay (Domestic Workers Act)
– Introduction to ILO’s International Labor Standards
– Orientation on the Php2B OFW Reintegration Loan Program
– Occupational Safety and Health Appreciation Course
– Employees’ Compensation Program
e. Sustaining Outcomes
– DOLE Customer Service
– DOLE Code of Conduct
– Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

  • Organized and unorganized rank-and-file employees
  • Labor federations/trade union centers
  • Middle and lower managers and supervisors
  • Individual and employer groups
  • Graduating students