Davao City – Another seminar-workshop on Workplace Cooperation and Partnership was administered by NCMB-RBXI to the labor and management representatives of Sumifru Philippines Corporation –  Tungkalan Plantation.

The seminar was held last February 24, 2017 at Camp Mary Hill, Marapangi, Toril, Davao City which was attended by 35 employees of the said company. The company has a total workforce of 412 with 371 male and 41 female. It was graced by the honourable TUCP party list representative and the current National Vice President of ALU-TUCP for Mindanao, Congressman Raymond C. Mendoza.

During the seminar-workshop, the branch put emphasis on the use of bipartite plant level mechanisms, the voluntary modes of dispute settlement such as Grievance Machinery as a mechanism in addressing workplace issues and grievances and Labor Management Cooperation to establish a healthy working relationship founded on genuine commitment and dynamic cooperation with trust and respect. The activity is also part of the continuous learning and education program of the employees of Sumifru Philippines Corporation – Tungkalan Plantation who are eager and willing to actively utilize the Grievance Machinery and LMC program within the company knowing and embracing their respective roles and responsibilities for the successful implementation of the latter.

This seminar was materialized through the initiative of their current Industrial Relations Manager who is a strong believer of NCMB Programs specifically LMC and GM-VA programs which he believes that these are the foundation of a stable labor management relations founded on the mutual trust and respect. Furthermore, he expressed his intention to have all the plantations of the company be facilitated with the same activity within this year. As a result of these learning and development initiative, the company manifested to comply voluntarily all mandated labor laws and committed to cooperate and partner with each other to achieve industrial peace and harmony in their workplace. They also believe in the principle of peaceful co-existence and productivity and be achieved through genuine and stable relationship. Jed A. Badilles