Freedom of association and collective bargaining
Workers' training manual on freedom of association
The Philippines adopted a number of mechanisms that seek to address the issues of workers’ freedom of association (FOA). These mechanisms opened an opportunity for the workers to participate in the investigation and monitoring of FOA cases. This Manual aims to empower the workers to constructively engage with stakeholders, and meaningfully participate in the investigation and monitoring of FOA cases.
The Manual contains four inter-related modules: (a) basic principles and Philippine policies on FOA and collective bargaining; (b) mechanisms on FOA cases; (c) judicial remedies on FOA cases; and (d) skills. There are ten sessions. While each module or session may be facilitated on its own depending on the need of the participants, it is advised that the entire Manual be given to have better results. A pre- and post-test is also suggested with Modules 1, 2 and 3 while Module 4 is measured by the final output of drafting a sworn statement.