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Labor News
Pay hike for ‘kasambahay

Economy grew 5.9% in 2015, says survey

DoLE: Cagayan ecozone complies with labor laws

Senate approves extension of maternity leave to 100 days

Global unemployment to reach more than 200 million by 2017

NLRC sides with GMA-7 talents, upholds employee regularization

Bosses in Singapore must now pay Filipino maids at least $550 a month

UN chief alarmed at prospect of rising global unemployment

PH growth third fastest in Asia 6% growth in third quarter just behind China’s 6.9% and Vietnam’s 6.8%

Workers joining protest for tax rates reform bill

Economic growth accelerates to 6%

Public school teachers prod Aquino on tax reform bill

BPOs seen to surpass OFW remittances

Economy seen to post faster growth in Q2

Fewer OFW families save, BSP survey shows

Women in Asia get 30% less pay than men - UN official

Jobless rate at 6.5%

More Filipinos jobless last quarter

PAL retrenches 117 employees

Miriam wants City of Dreams probed over worker suspensions

Labor contractualization: A 25-year bane to workers

Flight attendants win gender discrimination case vs PAL

Violence erupts as Tanduay workers go on strike

Rebalancing a ‘one-third’ society - Rene E. Ofreneo


Other News

UPPEJA Fellow proposes reform of labor policies

UPD, Korean institutions promote regional prosperity



2015 Awards of the Faculty

Dr. Melisa R. Serrano
UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chair Award
International Publication Award
Gender, Unions and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines: Issues and Critical Factors

Dr. Emily Christi A. Cabegin
International Publication Award
More or Less Consumption?: The Effect of Remittances on Filipino Household Spending Behavior

International Publication Awards

Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo
International Publication Award 2014
From Asian to Global Financial Crisis: Recovery Amidst Expanding Labor Precarity

Dr. Melisa R. Serrano
UPD Centennial Professorial Chair Award 2014
The Emancipatory Moments of Struggles and Social Experiment
International Publication Award 2014
Between Accommodation and Transformation: The Logics of Union Renewal

Dean Jonathan P. Sale
International Publication Award 2014
Changes in Philippine Labor Relations Policy: Convergence and Divergence of Productivity, Flexibility and Welfare?

Papers presented during the Public Lectures in celebration of UP SOLAIR'S 60th Founding Anniversary and 150th Birth Anniversary of Isabelo de los Reyes

Japanese Demographic Transition
and HRM Practice
Dr. Yuzuru Utsunomiya
Associate Professor, Nagasaki University

Labour Market Flexibility in the Context of Development: A Comparative Analysis of Brazil, India and China
Dr. Anil Verma
Professor, University of Toronto

The rise of the global online job marketplace: Boon or bane for freelance service providers
Dr. Bart Lambregts
University of Amsterdam
and Kasetsart University, Bangkok

Changes in Philippine labour relations policy: Convergence or divergence of productivity, flexibility and welfare?
Dr. Jonathan P. Sale

Handa sa laban araw-araw? Readiness to political action and sense of entitlement: How strong is citizenship in the Philippines
Prof. Niklas Reese
University of Bonn

Combining footloose jobs and mobile people: The particular case of Japanese off shored contact services in Bangkok
Dr. Bart Lambregts
University of Amsterdam
and Kasetsart University, Bangkok

Between Flexibility and Security:
The rise of non-standard employment
Dr. Melisa R. Serrano

Attracting and retaining top talent in today's competitive market: An introduction to employee value proposition
Dr. Virgel C. Binghay

SOLAIR Enrolment

The School is experiencing a significant increase in total enrolment per academic year (Figure 1) in its Diploma in Industrial Relations and Master of Industrial Relations degree programs. Total enrolment grew by about 44% from AY 2010-2011 to AY 2013-2014.


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Important Reminders

Thesis Orientation for 2nd Semester AY 2015-2016 will be on February 27, 2016 (Saturday), 1:30pm, Rm. 105


Comprehensive Examination Schedule for the 2nd Semester AY 2015-2016

Date of Exam: March 29 & 31, 2016
Application Period: January 12 to March 18, 2016
Orientation: February 26, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm, Rm. 105


Now Accepting Applicants for Admission for the First Semester AY 2016-2017

Application period: Feb-23 April 2016
Deadline for submission: 23 April 2016
Date of exam: 7 May 2016, 9am-12nn


Call for Papers

The Philippine Journal of Labor and Industrial Relations(PJLIR) is calling for submission of articles for possible inclusion in its forthcoming 2016 issue.


Global Labour University

International Labour Organization


Best Comparative Paper
SAGE European Journal of Industrial Relations/
2013 European ILERA (International Labour & Employment Relations Association) Conference

Paper title:
Between Accommodation & Transformation: The Contending Logics of Union Renewal
by Dr. Melisa R. Serrano


New Book:
Between Flexibility and Security: The Rise of Non-Standard Employment in Selected
ASEAN Countries

Click to access e-book

Non-standard forms of employment are on the rise in many countries, including countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. This is one key finding of our study involving non-standard employment in formal enterprises in six ASEAN countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. The need for numerical flexibility as a way to reduce the cost of longer-term employment is the main driver behind the decision of companies to use non-standard forms of employment. The demand for further flexibilisation of the workplace comes with the need for an adaptable and disposable workforce.

New Book:
The Pursuit of Alternatives
Stories of peoples' struggles across the globe are testaments to their determination to resist exploitation and injustice, and to imagine and construct their own narratives of economic and political difference. These stories of emancipatory moments demonstrate that something radically different in terms of dominant socio-economic relations and mental conceptions of the world may arise out of and beyond capitalism. The Pursuit of Alternatives: Stories of Peoples' Economic and Political Struggles Around the World presents a fresh and new perspective on how the 'process of becoming' alternatives might take place based on peoples' lived experiences. .... read more
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