The TUCP Party-list is batting for the inclusion of labor education in the curriculum for tertiary education to increase the awareness of college students on labor laws, labor rights and privileges and other related concerns.
TUCP Party-list Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza introduced House Bill 3205, also known as “Labor Education Act of 2010,” to prepare the college students for their eventual entry into the labor force.
“It is imperative for college students who will eventually join the labor force as workers and employees to have knowledge about labor rights, worker’s welfare and benefits, core labor standards, labor laws and regulations, the national and global labor situation, labor market concerns, labor issues, overseas work and related concerns,” Mendoza said.
Mendoza sought the immediate approval of the bill saying “it is the policy of the State to protect the rights of workers and promote their welfare.”
“CHED should develop a course on labor education to be integrated in the tertiary education curriculum. The college students should be well informed of their labor rights, workers welfare and benefits,” Mendoza said.
The course on labor education that will be separately offered together with existing subjects in the college curricula shall increase the awareness of the graduates and instill labor awareness, Mendoza stressed.
“The integration of labor education in the tertiary education system shall not only increase labor laws and related concern awareness but also the citizens’ responsibility to the society,” Mendoza added. –Jazmin S. Camero, MRS-PRIB