Lawmaker wants labor education in college curriculum

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 01 2014 09:06 PM | Updated as of May 02 2014 05:06 AM

MANILA -- A lawmaker wants to include labor education in the curriculum of college students for workers to know their rights.

Under the proposed House Bill 1673, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will be required to include labor education in the tertiary education curriculum in the country.

Parañaque City Rep. Gustavo Tambunting, the principal author of the bill, said the Labor Code will only be appreciated and implemented properly if workers become more aware of its content.

He said that by teaching labor education to college students, future employees and managers will know more about the labor standards that they have to follow and implement.

Topics to be discussed in labor education include labor rights, workers' welfare and benefits, core labor standards, and labor laws and regulations, as well as other labor and employment issues that workers are not familiar with. -- report from Jon Ibañez, DZMM