SECURITY OF TENURE OF EMPLOYEES (Part 3)Atty Elvin
Under Article 2, Section 9 of the 1987 Constitution, Promotion the State shall promote a just and dynamic social order that will ensure the prosperity and independence of the nation and free the people from poverty through policies that provide adequate social services, promote full employment, a rising standard of living, and an improved quality of life for all.
Congress is tasked to uphold social justice. Section 1, Article 13 of the 1987 Constitution provides that the Congress shall give highest priority to the enactment of measures that protect and enhance the right of all the people to human dignity, reduce social, economic, and political inequalities, and remove cultural inequities by equitably diffusing wealth and political power for the common good.
All these constitutional precepts found their way into the Labor Code and constitute the declaration of basic policy.
The State shall afford protection to labor, promote full employment, ensure equal work opportunities regardless of sex, race or creed and regulate the relations between workers and employers.
The State shall assure the rights of workers to self-organization, collective bargaining, security of tenure, and just and humane conditions of work.
(See Discussion in the book How to Design and Formulate Company Code of Discipline, pp. 12-13)