ILO and NLRC Centers on the Application

        The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), in collaboration with the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, organized a training course for the Commissioners and Labor Arbiters of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), which was held last November 21 to 25, 2011 at Tagaytay City.

        The training provides a comprehensive overview of the international labour standards system and its relevance to settle labour disputes particularly in the field of freedom of association and collective bargaining. The objective of the training course is to equip members of the NLRC and arbiters with the knowledge that enable them to use international labour law sources at national level.

        After the training, the NLRC Commissioners and Labor Arbiters was able to use the analysis and pronouncements of the ILO’s supervisory bodies that provide an in-depth understanding of the scope and meaning of International Labour Standards. They also determines when and how international labour law can be used to solve labour disputes especially to the NLRC, which is considered as the only labor court in the country.

        With this training, the NLRC Commissioners and Labor Arbiters would now be able to identify and make use of International Labour Standards in the area of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining related to the labor issues in the Philippines.


Research, Information and Publications Division

National Labor Relations Commission