School gives emphasis to the conduct of cooperative seminars for trade unions
and NGOs under the University Pahinungod Program, research on employee stock
ownership plans (ESOP), cooperation with the Employers’ Confederation of the
Philippines in research on sound IR/HRD practices in firms undertaking
reengineering, etc. The Social Reform Council (SRC), through its labor and
peasant representatives, also asked the School to be a formal partner in
undertaking research and extension work for SRA sectors.
creation of the three Centers of Excellence gives greater focus and strength to
research and extension works in the important IR/HRD advocacy areas for the
University: labor and NGO-based grassroots entrepreneurship, administration of
labor justice and productivity promotion. These advocacies are consistent with
the mission and vision of the School and of the University.
Center for Labor and Grassroots Initiatives (CLGI) – undertakes research and
training programs aimed at widening workers’ ownership base in corporate assets
and strengthening grassroots entrepreneurial skills, particularly of the
sectors targeted by the SRA.
Center for Labor Justice (CLJ) – undertakes research and
training programs in the areas of policy analysis in labor justice administration,
raising workers’ consciousness on labor rights and promotion of voluntary and
peaceful modes of dispute settlements in accordance with the mandate of the
Center for Industry Productivity and Competitiveness (CIPC) – undertakes research and trainings aimed at strengthening the capability of local industries in making appropriate productivity-enhancing IR/HRD measures as well as in promoting greater workers’ participation in productivity improvement programs.