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FFW Legal Center


The FFW Legal Center provides litigation and counselling services for workers, a task which has become an even greater challenge, considering that the Center's adversaries are no longer in-house counsels or company employed lawyers, but big, top-caliber, high priced and prestigious law firms.

Each case forwarded to the Center becomes both a challenge to the legal capability of the office, which has limited resources relative to the big firms, and an obligation to give the workers and a transforming trade union social movement, the best legal service it can render.

While primarily catering to the legal requirements of the Federation and its members, the Center is also involved in pro-labor class suits.

The Center has likewise been continually involved in the review of existing labor and social legislation, and periodically recommends amendments and policy proposals to improve the decades-old Philippine Labor Code.

Ocassionally, members of the Legal Center are tapped to assist in education efforts of the Federation, primary of which is the conduct of para-legal training and consultations for workers. Also, it aids in the drafting of CBA proposals and sits in negotiations.

These para-legal clinics and consultations aim to: a) appraise the FFW members about the Legal Center and its activities; b) update them of the recent important issues in labor relations; c) draw out the FFW Legal Center's strengths and weaknesses; and d) solicit inputs from the FFW members concerning the needs of the local unions and how the FFW Legal Center can be strengthened to respond to such needs.

 

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