The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch (RCMB) III conducted a Training on Productivity and Approaches in Incentives, Benefits and Wage Determination on March 27, 2019 at The Redd Manor, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
It was organized for the third time to enhance the existing mechanism of unionized companies with expired CBAs and introduce new framework in CBA negotiated/wage benefits.
Also, it is meant to strengthen the promotion of productivity program and boost the morale of workers and management to be productive and innovative towards maintaining stable labor-management relations at the workplace.
Director Edgar G. Aquino gave a welcome remark acknowledging the participants’ efforts in supporting the Branch’s program.
OIC-Executive Director Maria Teresita L. Cancio imparted her initial presentation on Introduction to Productivity. She encapsulated the learning points about the fables of The Tortoise and Hare, The Fisherman Piping, and The Carpenter, that is, productivity should always be doing the right thing right the first time to avoid wastage, and ensure more and excellent products and services at minimal cost.
“If there is productivity in your company, you could minimize operational cost and maximize the use of its resources, there will be increased in income and profitability, and opportunities for expansion and growth”, OIC-ED Cancio explained.
“While on the workers’ side, they could get higher wages and improved benefits, there is quality work life, and more chances for promotion and professional growth. The customers will get cheaper quality goods and services”, she said.
“It can only be achieved by providing good leadership, motivate your workers through recognition/reward, empower your people and remain transparent with your goals. It is both the responsibility of workers and management, and the fruits must be enjoyed by both”. OIC-ED Cancio added.