Bill would allow foreigners to join labour unions in the Philippines

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The House of Representatives has approved a second reading of a bill that seeks acceptance of foreign individuals or organisations to engage in trade union activities.

Chairman of the House Committee on Labour and Employments, Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, pushed the approval of the measure for House Bill HB 5886 which lifts the ban on foreigners and foreign organisations joining or forming a labour union.

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HB 5886 will be a substitute law for HB 2543. “The main objective of the bill is to promote the solidarity of workers and their organisations, whether inside or outside the country, or both,” Nograles said.

The house bill would also remove the regulation of foreign assistance to Philippine trade unions.

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