Bureau of Labor Relations

Summary

▪ The Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) has original and exclusive authority on certain cases which involve unions, collective bargaining agreements, and labor disputes in organized establishments.

1. Concept

The BLR the lead agency duly authorized to manage and resolve any issues involving unions, collective bargaining agreements, and labor disputes in organized establishments.

The BLR has the following mandate:

1) National registry of unions and CBAs;

2) Formulate regulatory and developmental policies, standards, guidelines and programs

3) promoting the right to organize, including collective bargaining and improvement of the income of workers and their organizations;

4) Lead agency in workers and employers education;

5) Adjudicate inter- and intra-union disputes;

6) Promote bipartism and tripartism; and,

7) Formulation and implementation of programs that strengthen trade unionism to achieve industrial peace. (Mandate of the BLR, About Us Page, BLR Official Website)

2. BLR Jurisdiction

a. Original and exclusive authority of the BLR

The Bureau of Labor Relations and the Labor Relations Divisions in the regional offices of the Department of Labor shall have original and exclusive authority to act, at their own initiative or upon request of either or both parties on:

1) All inter-union and intra-union conflicts; and,

2) All disputes, grievances or problems arising from or affecting labor-management relations in all wor...

 



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