News Release
Department of Labor and Employment
February 26, 2021

A near future free of violence in the workplace

RESEARCHERS from the Institute of Labor Studies (ILS) has presented a study on the universal ratification of a violence-free workplace that’s being espoused by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The ILS made the presentation during the 2021 National Tripartite Feedback eForum towards the Ratification of ILO Convention C.190 via the Cisco Webex online meeting last February 19.

The International Labour Organization Convention 190 and its accompanying Recommendation (No. 206) are the first international labor standards that recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment.

The ILS partnered with the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, and the International Labor Affairs Bureau for the event that aimed to orient social partners on the key principles of ILO C190 and engage them to support the ratification of the said convention.

The event was attended by representatives from trade unions, workers’ and employees’ organizations, migrant workers’ organizations, as well as workers in the informal sector and LGBTQIA++ organizations, civil society organizations, and government agencies are expected to attend the event.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III delivered the keynote address, expressing his full support for the ratification of ILO C.190 saying that the Department believes that the ILO convention 190 “provides a critical opportunity for us to strengthen our existing legal and institutional mechanisms.”

END/Rei Alba, ILS

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