A. Basic policy on labor

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1. Security of tenure

a. Entitlement to security of tenure

Workers shall be entitled to security of tenure. (Section 3, Article XIII, 1987 Constitution)

2. Social justice

a. Afford full protection to Labor

The State shall afford full protection to labor, local and overseas, organized and unorganized, and promote full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all. (Ibid.)

b. Entitlement to security of tenure, humane conditions of work, living wage

Workers shall be entitled to security of tenure, humane conditions of work, and a living wage. (Ibid.)

c. Participation in policy and decision-making processes

They shall also participate in policy and decision-making processes affecting their rights and benefits as may be provided by law. (Ibid.)

d. Promote principle of shared responsibility

The State shall promote the principle of shared responsibility between workers and employers. (Ibid.)

e. Promote preferential use of voluntary modes of settling disputes, industrial peace

The State shall promote the preferential use of voluntary modes in settling disputes, including conciliation, and shall enforce their mutual compliance therewith to foster industrial peace. (Ibid.)

f. Recognize rights of labor and rights of enterprises

The State shall regulate the relations between workers and employers, recognizing the right of labor to its just share in the fruits of production and the right of enterprises to reasonable returns on investments, and to expansion and growth. (Ibid.)

3. Equal work opportunities

a. Promote full and equality of employment

The State shall promote full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all. (Ibid.)

4. Right to self-organization and collective bargaining

a. Guarantee self-organization, collective bargaining and negotiations, concerted activities, right to strike

The state shall guarantee the rights of all workers to self-organization, collective bargaining and negotiations, and peaceful concerted activities, including the right to strike in accordance with law. They shall be entitled to security of tenure, humane conditions of work, and a living wage. They shall also participate in policy and decision-making processes affecting their rights and benefits as may be provided by law. (Ibid.)

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