Advocacy

EILER

EILER recognizes the need to actively participate in the social process by initiating or joining initiatives for labor advocacy. As a logical extension of its labor education and research work, the institution’s advocacy primarily reflects sectoral demands for living wage, decent and regular jobs, sustainable livelihood and democratic rights. It also includes broader economic, social, cultural and political concerns such as land reform, climate change, governance and elections, peace negotiations and human rights. Some of our notable advocacy work have been on:

  • Campaign to ban all forms of contractualization and unfair labor practices campaigns through the Contractuals for Change Media Collective

  • Just transition for sustainable environment and economy led by the workers
  • Promoting rights of working women and LGBTQIA++
  • National fact-finding missions on workplace tragedies and solidarity missions to communities

  • National minimum wage campaign, 2015-present

  • Campaign to end child labor through the Bata Balik-Eskwela Program, 2013-present

  • Voter’s education and anti-fraud monitoring through WE-Watch, 2010, 2013,  2016, and 2019.

  • Campaign to promote rights and welfare of employees in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry,  2008-present

  • Anti-outsourcing in banks, 2008-present

  • International Labor Solidarity Movement (ILSM) fact-finding mission, 2006

  • Justice for Hacienda Luisita Massacre victims, 2004-present

  • Campaign to combat labor flexibilization, 2000-present

  • P125 Across-the-board wage increase campaigns, 1999-2015

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