Migrant Workers


RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS

 

  1. Right to full protection of labor and equal employment opportunities
  2. Right to redress grievances
  3. Right to free exercise of freedom of religion and belief
  4. Right to have free access to information specially on matters of worker’s concerns
  5. Right to travel
  6. Right to decent and living wages and human e conditions of work
  7. Right to occupational health and safety from work hazards
  8. Right to be represented in institutions relevant to overseas employment
  9. Others that may be granted by virtue of any law, international agreements and the likes such us:
    1. Right to life and security of person, freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
    2. Right to protection Against arbitrary or unlawful interference
    3. Right to be equal before the courts, tribunal and all other organs and authorities administering justice and free assistance of an interpreter in criminal and other proceedings
    4. Right to choose a spouse, to marry and to find a family
    5. Right to freedom to thought, opinion, conscience and religious or beliefs, subject only to limitations necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals on the fundamental rights of others.
    6. Right to retain their own language, culture and conditions
    7. Right to transfer abroad earnings, savings or other personal monetary assets subjects dot domestic currency regulations

 

 

EXISTING MEASURES PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS

 

  1. Enactment of RA 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos ACT of 1995
  2. Anti illegal recruitment campaign;

 

Preventive approach:

    1. information, education campaign ( e.g. conduct of pre-employment orientation seminar and anti illegal recruitment campaign)
    2. broadcast and print campaign for anti illegal recruitment campaign
    3. zonal and regional conference with anti-illegal recruitment coordinating councils nationwide

 

              Remedial Approach

a.       continuing legal assistance to victims of illegal recruitment

b.      coordinated law enforcement activities relating to illegal recruitment laws with the law enforcement agencies like the PNP-CIC, NBI and local PNP commands in the region

c.       continues dialogue with the DOJ and judiciary for the effective prosecution of illegal recruitment cases

d.      surveillance operations on illegal recruitment activities by a composite team of POEA-CIS and PACC

e.       cration of the Kruzada Laban sa illegal recruitment (KLAIR) a partnership between PACC andPOEA

f.        workers welfare protection by way of pre-departure orientation program

g.       improvement and strengthening of the services of OWWA

h.       active participation of NGO”S in anti illegal recruitment campaign

 


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