NEWS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

15 April 2021

RCMB5 strategizes promotional campaign to reach more companies

Legazpi City – Being unable to go door-to-door, or house-to-house, or building-to-building, to promote the Board’s programs and services, the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch (RCMB)–5 strategized to address this issue.

Constrained by the health protocols and restricted movement thus being unable to visit companies for possible setting-up of programs on Labor and Management Cooperation (LMC) or Workplace Cooperation and Partnership (WCP) and Grievance Machinery (GM), a letter was sent out to companies inviting them to an orientation seminar scheduled regularly at the Branch office every working days on Wednesdays and Thursdays set in the morning from 9:30am to 10:00am and another slot in the afternoon at 2:30pm to 4:00pm.

It was emphasized in the invitation letter that the office is mandated to promote the formation of LMC or WCP and GM programs in all business establishments as provided under Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Department Order No. 40 as amended.  The objective of which is to have an avenue for both workers and management to information sharing, effective communication and consultation and group-problem solving.  The mechanism also enables the employees to participate in policy and decision-making processes as provided in the 1987 Constitution.  It was also highlighted that the programs will redound to higher productivity, development of occupational safety and health program, value of work-life, product quality improvement and many more helpful impacts to the business.     

For the month of March 2021, out of the 11 hand-carried invitation letters delivered on 09 March 2021, two (2) companies had replied and set an orientation schedule last 18 March 2021.  Five (5) companies manifested their intent to attend the orientation seminar this month of March but due to varied reasons the activities were postponed and re-set to another date in April 2021.  Four (4) companies, did not respond to the invitation of the Branch.  Nonetheless, follow-ups will be conducted to these companies.

Regional Branch Director Reynaldo S. Foncardas lauded the efforts of the technical personnel in strategizing to reach out to companies even at this time of pandemic saying that it is a good start considering that 64 percent of the target beneficiaries responded and 50 percent have a high probability of successful implementation of the mandate of the Board. – fin

Prepared by:                                                            

EFLEDA A. HOURANI                                           

Senior LEO/LIO-designate                                    

APPROVED FOR RELEASE:

REYNALDO S. FONCARDAS     

Regional Branch Director