Tripartism refers to the representation of workers and employers sectors in decision and policy making bodies of the government. Through tripartism, workers and employers on the one hand, representing their respective interests, and the government on the other hand, representing the interest of the public, help shape labor, social and economic policies and programs of the government.

Tripartism is in place in government agencies like the the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA), Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Pag-ibig Home Development Funds (Pag-ibig).

Caveat: Subsequent court and administrative rulings, or changes to, or repeal of, laws, rules and regulations may have rendered the whole or part of this article inaccurate or obsolete.