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

  • National fact-finding missions on workplace tragedies

  • 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 and 2016

  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees rights and welfare – 2010-present

  • Anti-outsourcing in banks campaign, 2008-present

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

  • Justice for Hacienda Luisita Massacre victims, 2004-present

  • Anti-flexibilization of labor campaign , 2000-present

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


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