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About Us

The BUREAU OF LABOR RELATIONS covers the important aspects of labor relations. We set the environment for a healthy relationship by making both the employer and the employee aware of their rights and obligations (using LEES). We promote collective negotiations (by advocating the right to self-organization). We provide mechanisms to fix strained relationships through adjudication. Most of all, we foster an environment where employers and employees can reach a compromise regarding their issues and contribute in policy-making (through the TIPC). We are an embodiment of the President’s overarching goal of promoting industrial peace based on social justice.

History

The Bureau was established on January 16, 1957 pursuant to Executive Order No. 213 and the Organization Plan 20-A. It took over the Conciliation Service and the Registrar of Labor Organizations created under R.A. 875 and served as a planning, policy making, consultative and advisory body in the promotion and maintenance of industrial peace. To date the Bureau continues its mandate to develop policies, programs, projects, operation guidelines and standards relative to labor-management relations. The Bureau also provides advisory to the Office of the Secretary and the Regional Offices on administration and enforcement of laws pertaining to labor-management relations including worker’s organization, registration, and development and resolution of appealed inter- and intra-union disputes.

Mandate

  1. National registry of unions and CBAs;
  2. Formulate regulatory and developmental policies, standards, guidelines and programs promoting the right to organize, including collective bargaining and improvement of the income of workers and their organizations;
  3. Lead agency in workers and employers education;
  4. Adjudicate inter- and intra-union disputes;
  5. Promote bipartism and tripartism; and
  6. Formulation and implementation of programs that strengthen trade unionism to achieve industrial peace.

Contact

Email: od@blr.dole.gov.ph
Phone: 8527-24-59 (Telefax) ; 8527-25-51
Website: blr.dole.gov.ph

Our office is located at 6th Floor BF Condominium, A. Soriano Ave. Corner Solana St., Intramuros, Manila, Philippines


Divisions

Office of the Director

Tel. No.: 8527-24-59 (Telefax) ; 8527-25-51

e-mail: od@blr.dole.gov.ph

Appeals and Review Unit / Mediation-Arbitration Unit (ARU/MAU)

Tel. No.: 8527-35-85 (Telefax)

e-mail: arumau@blr.dole.gov.ph

Union Registration and Workers’ Empowerment Division (URWED)

Tel. No.: 8527-25-37(Telefax)

e-mail: urwed@blr.dole.gov.ph

Policy and Program Development (POPDEV)

Tel. No.: 8527-35-74 (Telefax)

e-mail: popdev@blr.dole.gov.ph

Program Management and Technical Support Services Division (PMTSSD)

Tel. No.: 8527-25-35

e-mail: pmtssd@blr.dole.gov.ph