NATIONAL TRADE UNION CENTER (NTUC Phl)
NTUC Phl) is the succeeding organization of the 2015 Supreme Court-decided TUCP under then President Ernesto Herrera.
The group of 18 national unions and federations, with declared 300,000 members, conducted its founding Convention in Quezon City on 18 August 2018.
NTUC Phl is the same dynamic organization which labored to take in new national unions and federations after then President Democrito Mendoza resigned, and was Constitutionally-succeeded by then General Secretary Ernesto Herrera in 2012.
NTUC Phl carries forward the spirit of TUCP 2012.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) gave NTUC Phl its Registration
No. 11933 (TUC)-LC in November 2018.
FUR, LIKHA and its VOICE, and PFL (8,762 total membership) left NTUC Phl in April and May 2019 to pursue their membership in TUCP which expelled them earlier for double-membership in TUCP and NTUC Phl.
KMM, TUPAS and HEAL Phil affiliated with NTUC Phl in May 2019, August 2019 and November 2019. They added 23,000 members to NTUC Phl.
In October 2019, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) gave NTUC Phl the status of “associated organization” pending formal affiliation.
NTUC Phl is the Secretariat of the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) http://aseantuc.org/, the ASEAN group of national centers in 10 ASEAN countries, plus Timor Leste.
Excellent grasp of current national condition and clear vision for the future. Twenty programs for the next twenty years culminating on the golden anniversary of the organization.
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), with 1.2 million members, is the biggest confederation of labor federations in the Philippines. It was founded on December 14, 1975 by 23 labor federations which saw the necessity and importance of uniting themselves into a strong and dynamic labor center. Today, the TUCP, as the most representative labor center in the country is composed of almost 30 federations with members in all sectors and industries (from agriculture to manufacturing to services) including government employees. It also has members coming from associations/organizations of groups from the OFWs, informal sector, drivers, urban poor, youth groups, cooperatives, alliances, coalitions and other civil society groups.
The highest governing body of the TUCP is the Convention which is held once every five years. The delegates to the Convention elect the TUCP officials and formulate major policies and initiatives which guide the TUCP’s program of action for the next five years. In between Conventions, the TUCP is governed by the General Council which is composed of heads of the TUCP federations. The General Council meets at least once in six months to assess and review TUCP policies and programs.
Next to the General Council is the Executive Board whose members are elected during the Convention. It meets as often as the need arises and decides on TUCP responses on crucial developments that affect the labor sector.
The day to day function of the TUCP is carried out by its different departments such as Research, Education, Publications and Information, Youth, Membership Services, Women, Administrative and Finance, Legal, Rural Worker and Medical and Dental.
Mission of TUCP
The TUCP is dedicated to:
Monitoring Core Standards, Corporate Codes of Conduct
Collective Bargaining Negotiations
TUCP Organizational Effectiveness and Development
Globalization and Unions