Is Government Pro-Labor or Pro-Management?


Is Government Pro-Labor or Pro-Management?

When I was still serving the government as Executive Director (Executive Clerk of Court IV)* of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), I conducted a personal experiment. I ran a (very informal) survey among the businessmen and labor leaders that I had the chance to meet and talk to during official and social occasions. I asked them only 1 question and took mental note of their answers.

My question is: “Do you think that the government, the NLRC and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in particular, is pro-labor or pro-management?

I was able to survey 25 businessmen, 10 union officials, and at least 10 assertive workers. (I consider them assertive because they frequently follow-up their pending labor cases).