Public sector unions including from the Philippine Independent Public Sector Employees’ Association (PIPSEA) gathered on 9-10 December in Antipolo, Rizal to discuss issues hounding the public sector workers. The unions agreed to step up the campaign for the ratification of ILO Convention No. 151 (Freedom of association and collective bargaining for public sector workers) and salary increase for the public sectors, among others.
Other unions that also attended the event are Confederation of Independent Unions in the Public Sector (CIU), Samahang Manggagawa sa Paliparan ng Pilipinas (SMPP), Postal Employees Union of the Philippines (PEUP), Office of the Solicitor General Employees Association (OSGEA), Provincial Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) - Negros Occidental and Sultan Kudarat Association of Provincial Employees (SKAPE)
The forum was hosted by Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN) and supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Philippine Office.