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Statement of the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations on the COVID-19 crisis impact on labor and call to action

CATASTROPHIC LOSSES IN JOBS AND WORK HOURS: SAVE THE MSMEs AND PROTECT THE WORKERS 
June 8, 2020

About 8 million Filipinos lost their employment in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019 corresponding to a decline in the number of employed from 41.8 million workers to 33.8 million workers (April 2020, Labor Force Survey, Philippine Statistics Authority). Moreover, for the majority of those who managed to stay employed, they do so at less than the standard 48-hour workweek. The percent of workers who worked at least 48 hours a week dropped from 68 percent in the first quarter of 2019 to 28 percent in the first quarter of 2020 or a decline by 18.6 million full-time workers. Of the 23.6 million part-time workers as of April 2020, 17.3 million cited the COVID-19 lockdown as the reason for working less than the standard workweek. Equally disturbing is the sharp decline in the labor force participation rate from 61.3 percent in April 2019 to 55.6 percent in April this year, the lowest since the 1970s and translates to 3 million less Filipinos in the working ages that are participating in the labor force.

More catastrophic losses in both jobs and work hours are expected in the second and third quarters of 2020 in view of: (a) the expansion of the lockdown from Luzon in mid-March to virtually the rest of the country by early April 2020; (b) the extension of the community quarantine until a vaccine against COVID-19 is available and made more widely accessible; and (c) the influx of tens of thousands of displaced overseas Filipino workers.

In the provision of the proposed 1.3 Trillion pesos economic stimulus package, we call on the government to ensure priority to both the economic recovery of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which comprise 99.5 percent of total business establishments... read more

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10th Asia ILERA 2020 -
"Emerging patterns of work and new forms of employment relations, voice and representation in Asia"
February 24 & 25, 2020

 
This conference is temporarily suspended. Final schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.
 
 
 

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All Institutional Programs (e.g. WILL and Certificate Courses) are temporarily suspended until further notice.

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Entrance Examination for First Semester 2020-21 will be on 13 June 2020 via Zoom.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Philippine Journal of Labor and Industrial Relations (PJLIR) is calling for submission of articles for possible inclusion in its forthcoming 2020 issue.

A refereed journal, it aims to publish the finest articles which contain findings of research, theoretical or empirical, on employment, labor, industrial relations as well as human resource management and development, in the practice of outstanding scholarship. The PJLIR is a double issue published yearly by the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines-Diliman.... more

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