NCMB-RBXI Holds Area-wide Seminar on Convergence at Tagum City
The National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Regional Branch No. XI together with the Labor Management Cooperation Converging Team (LCT) conducted a one-day orientation on the programs of National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), Occupational Safety and Health Commission (OSHC), Bureau of Workers with Special Concern (BWSC), Bureau of Working Condition (BWC), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and of course NCMB-RBXI as program manager on LMC at Molave Hotel, Tagum City on June 25, 2018.
These programs include the productivity improvement under NWPC, employees’ compensation under ECC, occupational safety and health under OSHC, family welfare under BWSC and General Labor Standards (GLS) under BWC. In addition, the DOLE, ROXI also rendered information on child labor and DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment programs (DILEEP).
This activity aims to transform the committee structure of companies with existing LMC. Hence, their committee on different programs of DOLE namely productivity, family welfare as well as the bipartite compliance committee which covers the OSH, GLS and EC shall be converged under the umbrella of LMC.
There were 28 companies who participated in this undertaking. 21 of them already embraced Labor Management Cooperation program.
OIC-Director Aerrine Marie R. Reyes gave a warm welcome and inspirational message to the participants.
Ms. Nancy L. Lasquite, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer of NCMB-RBXI gave the conceptual framework on LMC. She emphasized that LMC serves as the umbrella of all the programs under DOLE.
Ms. Arlene Tuboro, Supervising LEO of RTWPB XI presented the basic concept on productivity. “There are different techniques on productivity. One of these is 5S or good housekeeping”, Ms. Tuboro said.
“We offer ladderized training programs for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to ensure that they mature into a viable and competitive enterprises and comply with labor laws. Large scale enterprises can afford to hire consultants for their business”, Tuboro added.
Ms. Mariz Tabusares, LEO III of RTWBP XI also presented the Two-Tiered Wage System. Tabusares stated, “The first tier is mandatory or the minimum wage while the second tier is the incentive-based scheme”, Ms. Tabusares stated.
Regional Information Officer of ECC, Albert Bantan, then presented ECP of ECC. He emphasized that EC benefit can be availed if there is an injury, disease, accident or even death that is work-related. This is in addition to the SSS benefit of a worker.
Mr. Bantan emphasized that claiming any ECC benefit is case to case basis. “You have to declare something that is work-related and has relevance to your work activity”, he said.
He further stated during the open forum, “Payment is not the basis in the granting but the existence of employer-employee relationship even on the first day of his employment”.
Mr. Michael R. Manuel, LEO III of DOLE Davao del Norte Field Office presented the GLS, labor laws compliance system (LLCS) and OSHP.
Mr. Jose Victor J. Sicam was the resource speaker on child labor, family welfare and DILEEP.
He briefly discussed about the guidelines of DILEEP.
Mr. Rey A. Maquidato, Vice-President of the Association of Labor Management Cooperation Practitioners, Davao Chapter promoted their association and encouraged the participants to become members.
Conciliator-mediator of RCMB XI Oliver C. Jao ended the program with closing remarks. Jao thanked all the participants and companies who attended. “This activity will not be made possible without you”, he said. SAR