Davao City – The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) Regional Branch XI facilitation on the case of Rose Bakeshop has helped averted a possible actual strike and settled the Notice of Strike last April 30, 2021.

Rose Bakeshop Employees Union (RBEU)-ALU-TUCP filed a Notice of Strike for Unfair Labor Practices against Jathnier Corporation and Netania Corporation last March 17, 2021. Issues filed were summarized as 1) interference in the right to self-organization, 2) a recruitment practice or an employment policy requiring employees to join or withdraw from a labor organization, and 3) discrimination and dismissal of employees who support the union.

The Branch held various conferences for both management and union to resolve their issues. In one of the conferences, the union manifested that the management retrenched 43 employees, some of which were union leaders, and requests management to reinstate them.

Hence, the Branch coordinated with the Department of Labor and Employment – Regional Office XI (DOLE-ROXI). DOLE-ROXI Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo offered livelihood assistance from DOLE for the affected employees.

However, disgruntled with the management’s pace and actions in resolving the case, RBEU staged short protest rallies outside 3 branches of Rose Bakeshop last April 8, 2021. The Branch encouraged both parties not to exacerbate the situation and to continue with the social dialogue through the persistent conduct of conciliation conferences with Conciliator-Mediator Rhium Truce C. Salvador and Regional Branch Director Aerrine Marie R. Reyes.

Finally, the parties agreed that the issue of illegal retrenchment shall be referred to the National Labor Relations Commission for proper determination of claims and defenses. Lastly, the union manifested their willingness to avail of the livelihood assistance of DOLE.

Rose Bakeshop Employees’ Union (ALU-TUCP) was registered with the Department of Labor and Employment last March 8, 2020. It represents seven hundred fifty (750) rank-and-file employees headed by its Union President, Mr. Alfredo Parajes, Jr.

Jathnier Corporation and Netania Corporation (Rose Bakeshop), is a corporation registered under Philippine laws. Its corporate office is located on the 2nd Floor, Rose Bakeshop Bldg., RGA Village, Dacudao, Davao City. It has branches in Patin-ay, Bahbah Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur Bayugan 1, Agusan del Sur, Tandag Surigao del Sur, Butuan City, Cagayan De Oro City, Davao City, Panabo City, Digos City, Bansalan Davao del Sur, Valencia City Bukidnon, Baybay Leyte. Rose Bakeshop is known as the maker of bread, cakes, and pastries for all occasions. It is represented by Ms. Lizafel Rivera, Human Resource Department Manager. It has a workforce of seven hundred fifty (750). Gary B. Bonghanoy

Posted on May 20, 2021