The Branch once again strengthened its advocacy on Labor Management Cooperation (LMC), one of the main programs of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, in a seminar last May 14, 2021 via zoom.

The Mindanao arm of the People Management Association of the Philippines, otherwise known as PMAP, has invited the Regional Branch top official as resource speaker to give an orientation-seminar on LMC to their Mindanao chapters from Davao, Cagayan de Oro, SOCCSKSARGEN, Zamboanga, Iligan, Ozamis, Bukidnon and CARAGA. The seminar was attended by 75 members of PMAP.

Regional Branch Director Aerrine Marie R. Reyes discussed the LMC conceptual framework on this seminar. “Communication is the heart and soul of every and any relationship. Thus, providing means of communication is essential in stable labor-management relations.” Reyes started her presentation with the importance of communication.

She then presented what is Labor Management Cooperation. “Workers and management need to cooperate with one another as they are social partners sharing a common interest in the success and growth of the enterprise. LMC is the state of relations where labor and management work hand in hand to accomplish certain goals using mutually acceptable means. For an LMC to be successful, it is important that workers and the management engage in (a) information–sharing, (b) discussion, (c) consultation, and (d) negotiations. Note that LMC is not the conduct of few teamwide activities annually but it is a continuing process of enhancing mutual trust and respect between management and employees.”

Reyes also presented the common reasons how LMC succeeds and fails. “LMC can be successful if three important factors are achieved which are 1) attitude, 2) skills and 3) structure. On the other hand, LMC fails due to the following pitfalls: 1) irregular meetings, 2) poor conduct of meetings, 3) poor information dissemination, 4) lack of support from either labor or management, 5) management representatives do not have the authority to make binding decisions, and 6) non-implementation of agreed decisions.” At the end of the seminar, Reyes encouraged PMAP to facilitate their LMC in their respective company.

People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) is a professional, non-stock, non-profit organization that helps institutions mold an enlightened, competent, socially responsible, and influential people managers who can effectively participate in nation-building. It has 24 chapter all throughout the Philippines and 1800 member companies and executives engaged in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations work. The Mindanao Chapter is led by their Mindanao Trustee 2021, Dr. Mirasol B. Tiu, DPM, FPCHA. Gary B. Bonghanoy

Posted on May 20, 2021