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Labor News

Wage hike sought for Metro Manila

Obama calls for end to gender pay gap

Companies in India move to retain women in the work force

German women earn one fifth less than men

Philippines’ Labor Export Policy in the Middle East: Time for a Big Rethink

DOLE: 1 M jobs await new graduates

No wage hike on Labor Day – DOLE

Contractualization of labor as 2016 election issue

Pay hike for ‘kasambahay

Economy grew 5.9% in 2015, says survey

DoLE: Cagayan ecozone complies with labor laws

Senate approves extension of maternity leave to 100 days

Global unemployment to reach more than 200 million by 2017

NLRC sides with GMA-7 talents, upholds employee regularization

Bosses in Singapore must now pay Filipino maids at least $550 a month

Rebalancing a ‘one-third’ society - Rene E. Ofreneo

Other News

UPPEJA Fellow proposes reform of labor policies

UPD, Korean institutions promote regional prosperity

GLU Asia Workshop

The 1st Regional GLU Alumni Workshop in Asia took place in Manila last 7 to 14 August 2016.

Confronting Precarious Work in Asia: The Role of Labour Market Institutions and Trade Unions.

This regional workshop is being organized by the Global Labour Univeristy, in cooperation with the School of Labour and Industrial Relations of the University of the Philippines in Diliman,
Quezon City

SOLAIR Lecture Series 2016-02

"Employee Value Proposition as a Human Resource Management Strategy among Philippine SMEs in Preparation for ASEAN Integration"
Dr. Virgel C. Binghay, UP SOLAIR

"Collective Bargaining and Non-standard Workers: Toward a More Inclusive Labour Protection"
Dr. Edlira Xhafa, Labor Researcher

"The Informal Economy in the Philippines: Transitioning Challenges and Strategies"
Dr. Melisa R. Serrano, UP SOLAIR

23 April 2016, 1-4pm
Bonifacio Hall, SOLAIR, UP Diliman

SOLAIR Lecture Series 2016-01

"The Premature De-Industrialization
in the Philippines"

Dr. Niels Beerepoot, University of Amsterdam

"International Student Mobility in the ASEAN: Implications on the Labor Market"
Dr. Emily Cabegin, UP SOLAIR

2 April 2016, 2-4pm
Bonifacio Hall, SOLAIR, UP Diliman

Academic Seminar

"The IT-BPO as catalyst for sustainable and inclusive service-driven growth: illusion or opportunity?"

This is in partnership with the University of Amsterdam and the University of the Philippines 7 April (Thursday) 2016 at Seminar Room C, Balay Kalinaw.

2015 Awards of the Faculty

Dr. Melisa R. Serrano
UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chair Award
International Publication Award
Gender, Unions and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines: Issues and Critical Factors

Dr. Emily Christi A. Cabegin
International Publication Award
More or Less Consumption?: The Effect of Remittances on Filipino Household Spending Behavior

International Publication Awards

Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo
International Publication Award 2014
From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: Recovery Amidst Expanding Labor Precarity

Dr. Melisa R. Serrano
UPD Centennial Professorial Chair Award 2014
The Emancipatory Moments of Struggles and Social Experiment
International Publication Award 2014
Between Accommodation and Transformation: The Logics of Union Renewal

Dean Jonathan P. Sale
International Publication Award 2014
Changes in Philippine Labor Relations Policy: Convergence and Divergence of Productivity, Flexibility and Welfare?


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Now Accepting Applicants for Admission for the 2nd Semester 2016-2017


Comprehensive Exam Schedule
for 1st Sem AY 2016-17

Date of Exam:
Oct 25 & 27, 2016

Application Period:
1 Aug to 15 Oct 2016

16 Sept 2016, 1:30-3pm Rm. 105


Call for Papers

The Philippine Journal of Labor and Industrial Relations(PJLIR) is calling for submission of articles for possible inclusion in its forthcoming 2016 issue.


Global Labour University

International Labour Organization

New Book:
Between Flexibility and Security: The Rise of Non-Standard Employment in Selected
ASEAN Countries

Click to access e-book

Non-standard forms of employment are on the rise in many countries, including countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. This is one key finding of our study involving non-standard employment in formal enterprises in six ASEAN countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. The need for numerical flexibility as a way to reduce the cost of longer-term employment is the main driver behind the decision of companies to use non-standard forms of employment. The demand for further flexibilisation of the workplace comes with the need for an adaptable and disposable workforce.

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