Unfair Labor Practice

Unfair labor practices are violations of the constitutional rights of workers and employees to self-organization.[1] These illegal practices are considered inimical to the legitimate interests of both labor and management.[2] These unfair practices are likewise prejudicial to the labor and management’s right to bargain collectively, and otherwise deal with each other in an atmosphere of freedom and mutual respect.[3] These practices disrupt industrial peace and hinder the promotion of healthy and stable labor-management relations.[4]

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Employees Right to Self-Organization

The 1987 Constitution guarantees the worker’s right to self-organization, collective bargaining and negotiations, as well as peaceful concerted activities.[1]

In line therewith, the Labor Code provides that all private employees have the right to self-organization and to form, join or assist labor organizations of their own choosing for purpose of collective bargaining.[2]

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Conchita J. Racelis v. United Philippine Lines Inc.

The beneficiaries of a deceased seafarer may be able to claim death benefits for as long as they are able to establish that (a) the seafarer’s death is work-related, and (b) such death had occurred during the term of his employment contract.

G.R. No. 198408, 12 November 2014

Complainant Conchita J. Racelis, as the surviving spouse of Rodolfo L. Racelis, initiated a claim for death benefits pursuant to the International Transport Workers’ Federation-Collective Bargaining Agreement (ITWF-CBA), of which her husband was a member. Continue reading here.