Concluding Observation (Work)UNCRPD's Concluding Observations on the initial report of the Philippines
- Concluding Observations
- Work and employment (art. 27)
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- The Committee is concerned by:
(a) The fact that legislation, policies, programmes and related activities, such as the Presidential Decree No. 442, otherwise known as the Labour Code, the Sustainable Livelihood Self-employment Assistance Kaunlaran programme, and the Likhang Persons with Disability (CRPD/C/PHL/1, see para. 210), to create employment and protect all workers from any form of discrimination regardless of disability have not been effective in creating employment opportunities for persons with disabilities;
(b) The lack of sufficient implementation of the quota system for employment as it applies to different disability groups;
(c) The continued stigmatization of persons with disabilities in the labour market, in particular, the assertion by employers that persons with disabilities lack the necessary knowledge, skills or abilities for jobs, and the notion that their recruitment would entail higher labour costs for training and improving facilities.
- The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Adopt measures to ensure the effective implementation of Presidential Decree No. 442 and the 5 per cent employment quota system, and strengthen the structured orientation programme for potential employers to encourage the employment of persons with disabilities;
(b) Adopt measures to provide for reasonable accommodation in job recruitment processes, ensure that these processes are inclusive of persons with disabilities, and issue guidelines for the provision of reasonable accommodation and accessibility at the workplace;
(c) Uphold target 8.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
- Philippine Observatory on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities