Duterte includes labor education in tertiary curriculum | Inquirer News

Duterte includes labor education in tertiary curriculum

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 06:52 PM May 31, 2021

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MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that would integrate labor education in the curriculum of public and private higher education institutions (HEIs).

Duterte signed on May 27 Republic Act No. 11551 also known as Labor Education Act, a copy of which was made public on Monday.

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The law mandates universities and colleges to integrate labor education into the general education curriculum as an elective.

It also mandates the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) to include labor education in their training regulations.

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Labor education, according to the law, is defined as “teaching of basic knowledge on labor rights and other skills relating to negotiation, fostering smooth interpersonal relations in the workplace, and mechanisms for redress of grievances and other concerns.”

“[T]he state shall put in place a mechanism to educate future workers, employers, and entrepreneurs, on their rights and responsibilities in promoting harmony in the workplace and social progress in the society,” the law stated.

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