Collective bargaining unit; employment status

In PLASLU v. CIR et al. (110 Phil. 180 [1960]) where the employment status of the employees concerned was challenged, the Supreme Court held that among the factors to be considered are: employment status of the employees to be affected (the positions and categories of work to which they belong) and the unity of employees' interest such as substantial similarity of work and duties.

In any event, whether importance is focused on the employment status or the mutuality of interest of the employees concerned "the basic test of an asserted bargaining unity" acceptability is whether or not it is fundamentally the combination which will best assure to all employees the exercise of their collective bargaining rights. (G.R. No. 77395)