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BLR Director Benjo Santos M. Benavidez presented the policy direction of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on contractualization during the

30th anniversary of Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN). The forum was held at the San Alberto Hall, Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on 28 November 2016.

The activity’s theme “Ending Contractualization through Social Movement Unionism” aimed to impart understanding of the government’s actual policy on contractualization and its implementation following the pronouncements of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to end illegal contractualization.

Trade unions or labor-related organizations from various industries and sectors, women’s groups, community-based groups, mutual aid or self-help associations, cooperative, member organizations and partner organizations participated in the forum.

“With the strong social partnership that we have forged and the social movement unionism that is gaining ground, we at DOLE are confident that together we can all make a difference in ensuring the fundamental rights at work, including the right to security of tenure,” Dir. Benavidez said.

The Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN) is a non-government organization in the Philippines that provides education, research, publication and networking services to workers and their unions both from the private and public sectors.