Region XI – The National Conciliation and Mediation Board successfully facilitated the settlement of the CBA deadlock issues between Lapanday Foods Corporation and Integrated Supervisors Union – APSOTEU.

On January 16, 2017, the case was filed by the union for two (2) main issues namely; Bargaining Deadlock of six (6) CBA items and Unfair Labor Practice.

The deadlock items includes: Burial assistance, medicine allowance, housing & light allowance, vacation leave & sick leave, wage increase & signing bonus. The union also included unfair labor practices issues such as flat organization, meal allowance, flat field allowance, payment of salaries for the services rendered on Sundays & holiday, increase of the guaranteed net take home pay & shortage of gasoline allocation.

Several conciliation-mediation conferences were set for the parties to arrive at a compromise settlement.

Finally on March 8, 2017, the parties have finally signed a settlement agreement on the six (6) CBA Deadlock items with the total monetary benefit of Three Million Seventy Nine Thousand Two Hundred Pesos (Php3,079,200.00). The parties further agreed that the unfair labor practices issues will be discussed in the plant level through LMC. The compromise settlement was facilitated by Conciliator-Mediator Aerrine Marie R. Reyes.–Jed A. Badilles