Collective Bargaining

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Right to self – organization
The topic for the previous week it is about Right to self-organization. It is interesting topic. I was able to know what is the right’s of a regular employee. The right to self-organization is the employees can have the right to participate in the policy making and decision making of the employers especially if it is regarding their rights and benefits. Included in the right to organize is the right to strike and to bargain with the employer. Right to self-organization is to engage in lawful concerted activities for the same purpose or their mutual aid protection. Right to self-organization is not only protected by the labor laws but also by the Philippine Constitution, the supreme law of the land.

The article mention two rights: The right to self-organize and the right to form, join or assist labor organization. “Organizing” is frequently equated with “unionizing” but two terms are not the same. All persons may organize for a lawful purpose, but to say that all persons whom the law and court decisions do not allow to form or join organizations for purposes of collective bargaining. There are many persons whom the law and court decisions do not allow to form or join labor organizations for purposes of collective bargaining.

It is Consistent with the Constitutional mandate, Article 243 of the Code allows “all persons employed in commercial, industrial and agricultural enterprises and in religious, charitable, medical, or educational institutions whether operating for profit or not” to form, join or assist labor organizations of their own choosing for purposes of collective bargaining.

The right is extended even to those employed in traditionally non-profit organizations like religious, charitable, medical or educational institutions.  This extension of the right departs from the policy under the old Industrial Peace Act (R.A. No. 875) which withheld the right to organize from employees of non-profit firms. But the...
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