The Tingog party-list solon joins the 112th international labor confab

Tingog party-list Rep. Jude Acidre was among the Philippines’ delegates to the 112th Internal Labour conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

TACLOBAN CITY – Rep. Jude Acidre of the Tingog party-list group, along with the Philippine delegation from the House of Representatives, labor unions, and employers, convened with world leaders in Geneva, Switzerland, for the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference.

“Our country is committed to ensuring the protection and upholding of the rights of our labor force. We understand that there is a careful balance that needs to be struck among the government, employers, and employees. But our labor policies should always bend on the side of social justice,” Rep. Acidre, who chairs the committee on overseas workers affairs, said.

“Our government’s attendance at this Conference signifies our continuing commitment to uphold our international obligations,” he added.

Annually, representatives from all member states of the International Labour Organization—governments, corporations, and labor unions—gather at the International Labour Conference to deliberate and establish global labor standards and policies, as well as to assess the advancements achieved in promoting decent working conditions and social justice.

The conference agenda included protection against biological hazards, strategic objectives of fundamental principles and rights at work, and decent work and the care economy.
The International Labour Conference, which brings together a varied range of viewpoints and experts from around the globe to address the most critical labor issues of our time, is an essential platform for advancing social justice and supporting good work for all.

Tingog party-list, along with the Office of Speaker Martin Romualdez, has been working tirelessly for the passage of several legislative measures, including House Bill No. 924 or the Barangay Skilled Workers Registry Act; House Bill No. 1579 or the Rationalization of Wage Levels Act; House Bill No. 2354 or the Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Sector; and House Bill No. 6718 or the Freelance Workers Act.

“Recently, we have also aligned with the Senate through the Bicameral Conference Committee on the passage of House Bill No. 7325 or the Magna Carta for Seafarers Act. These measures are aimed at ensuring that all types of workers receive protection and equal treatment under the law,” Rep. Acidre said.

“As policymakers, we are committed to exploring innovative ways to accurately determine the living wage, ensuring that every worker is fairly compensated for their labor and can lead a life of dignity and security,” he added.