PRESS RELEASE

The Branch facilitated the settlement of Notice of Strike filed by Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Buong Lohistika at Distribusyon ng Coca-Cola Southern at Central Mindanao Federation of Cola, Beverage and Allied Industry (NMLDCC-SCM-FCCU) against Coca Cola Beverages Phils., Inc. which resulted to an amicable settlement benefitting 163 workers in the amount of 12,877,000 pesos.

The Union filed a Notice of Strike against CCBPI for Collective Bargaining Deadlock last May 24, 2021.

At the onset of the collective bargaining negotiation, the Union declared thirty-four (34) political items as deadlock.  They also declared sixty-six (66) economic items as deadlock since the management either dropped certain provisions and deferred the discussion for some economic provisions in lieu of concluding the political provisions first.

The Union conducted strike vote balloting and submitted the official results dated July 13, 2021. This provided the union a strike ban until July 20, 2021.  Subsequently, the Branch headed by Regional Branch Director Aerrine Marie R. Reyes conducted series of marathon conciliation conferences through zoom meetings with the fervent effort to settle the issues.

On November 18, 2021, the parties finally reached mutually acceptable terms of settlement and they inked their CBA on December 10, 2021.

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. is primarily engaged in soft drink manufacturing, marketing, and distribution.  Its principal office is at McArthur Highway, Ulas, Davao City. The manufacturing, marketing, and distribution company, which has 176 (174 Male; 2 Female) employees, is managed by Mr. Tony Del Rosario. For this case,

the company was represented by its HR Executive Ms. Ma. Theresa Chiew.

NMLDCC-SCM-FCCU is a legitimate labor organization duly registered with the Department of Labor and Employment. It is also certified as the Sole and Exclusive Bargaining agent. It holds office at Sentro Davao Workers House, Daisy St., Roseville Subd., Brgy. Anglionto, Davao City. The union is likewise represented by its Local President Mr. Isidro H. Dante, and their Federation representative, Mr. Rodel Abenoja. It has 96 union members, of which 94 are male and two are female members. Gary B. Bonghanoy