Branch effectively achieved its target for 2021 on facilitation of institutionalization/operationalization of Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) and Grievance Machinery (GM) among companies in the region through the conduct of Workplace Cooperation and Partnership Programs seminar last October 2021.

The Board targeted 322 companies to facilitate the LMC and institutionalize/operationalize GM for 2021. As its counterpart, the Branch was given 22 companies as its regional target. The Branch overwhelmingly accomplished its target with 26 LMC facilitation and 26 GM institutionalized/operationalized.

These accomplishments were made possible with the successive conduct of the Branch of the seminar “Workplace Cooperation and Partnership Programs” via online platform and face-to-face trainings.

The Branch conducted three face-to-face trainings and three online webinars last October.

The first face-to-face seminar for the month was conducted at the Unified Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (UEMPC) last October 15, 2021 at DFC P4 Brgy. Cuambogan, Tagum City. It was attended by 13 representatives from both management and labor.

The second and third face-to-face trainings were successively conducted last October 18-19, 2021. United Laborers Multipurpose Cooperative (ULMPC) – New Corella Branch and Laak Branch benefitted the second face-to-face seminar held at ULMPC Water Refilling Station, New Corella, Davao del Norte. There were 18 representatives from the Board of Directors, managers and rank-and-file employees. The third face-to-face beneficiary were the workers and management representatives of Laak Banana Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (LEMCO). It was held at D’Barrio Restaurant, Timog Avenue, Tagum City and attended by 13 individuals, of which seven represented the workers.

Online trainings were the preferred choice of some companies. Indorama Ventures Packaging Corporation had their online webinar last October 7, 2021. The second online webinar was conducted with IRS Eastern Inc. last October 22, 2021. Lastly, the Branch held the third online seminar with Maharlika Agro-Marine Ventures Corporation (MAMVC) Group of Companies last October 27, 2021. The operations manager, HR-Admin officers, legal personnel, supervisors and rank-and-file employees were among the participants.

IRS Eastern Inc. is located at Km. 12, Sasa, Davao City while Indorama Ventures Packaging Corporation is based at CCBPI – Davao Plant 2, Brgy. Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. MAMVC group of companies have 5 registered companies in Davao Region. Two companies are located at Brgy. Darong and Brgy. Coronon, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, while three companies are at Panacan, Mandug and Lower Tamugan, Davao City. Gary B. Bonghanoy