Labor organizations

A labor organization is any union or association of employees which exists in whole or in part for the purpose of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning terms and conditions of employment

1. Concept

“Labor Organization” – refers to any union or association of employees in the private sector which exists in whole or in part for the purpose of collective bargaining, mutual aid, interest, cooperation, protection, or other lawful purposes. (Section 1[dd], Rule I, DOLE Department Order No. 40, Series of 2003, as amended by A-I)

“Labor organization” – refers to “any union or association of employees which exists in whole or in part for the purpose of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning terms and conditions of employment.” (Samahan ng Manggagawa sa Hanjin Shipyard v. Bureau of Labor Relations, G. R. No. 211145, 14 October 2015)

“Union” – refers to “any labor organization in the private sector organized for collective bargaining and for other legitimate purpose, while a workers’ association is an organization of workers formed for the mutual aid and protection of its members or for any legitimate purpose other than collective bargaining.” (Ibid.)

Many associations or groups of employees, or even combinations of only several persons, may qualify as a labor organization yet fall short of constituting a labor union. While every labor union is a labor organization, not every labor organization is a labor union. The differen...

 



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