Workers' Union Only for Mutual Aid & Protection

WHO ARE THOSE WHO HAVE LIMITED UNION RIGHTS?

There are workers who are allowed to organize a labor organization not for collective bargaining purposes but only for mutual aid and protection.

Ambulant, intermittent and other workers, the self-employed, rural workers and those without any definite employers may form labor organizations for their mutual aid and protection and other legitimate purposes except collective bargaining. The reason for this rule is that these persons have no employers with whom they can collectively bargain.

References:
PD 442's Article 243. Coverage and employees’ right to self-organization. All persons employed in commercial, industrial and agricultural enterprises and in religious, charitable, medical, or educational institutions, whether operating for profit or not, shall have the right to self-organization and to form, join, or assist labor organizations of their own choosing for purposes of collective bargaining. Ambulant, intermittent and itinerant workers, self-employed people, rural workers and those without any definite employers may form labor organizations for their mutual aid and protection. (As amended by Batas Pambansa Bilang 70, May 1, 1980)

READ: FEU-Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Inc. v. Trajano, G.R. No. 76273, July 31, 1987

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