A joint initiative between the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and the Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN) , thirteen students from ADMU had undergone an immersion program last August 24-26, 2012 in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. The 13 students, shown here, gathered at the LEARN’s Bonifacio Day Care Center together with their foster parents after their sharing session in their immersion experience.
Unions from the public sector participated in LEARN\’s financial management seminar held last 16-17 August 2012 at the LEARN Workers\’ House. Financial management seminars are part of LEARN’s continuing commitment to strengthening the Philippine trade union movement.
Women workers from the metals and food manufacturing industries participated in LEARN’s Women Forum held last 24 August 2012 in Balibago, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The forum served as a venue for raising the awareness of the Magna Carta for Women, sexual harassment, and the reproductive health bill.
The Philippine Senate ratified on third reading ILO Convention 189 during its session last 6 August 2012.
An ILO convention requires at least two ratifications by member countries before it is fully enforceable.
Uruguay is the first country to ratify C189.
Now that there are two countries to ratify the convention, decent work for domestic workers is now within reach.