FOUR OFWs SECURE HELP THROUGH SENA

Director Edgar G. Aquino confirmed today the settlement of the Requests for Assistance (RFAs) filed by four (4) OFWs against their respective agencies through the assistance of Conciliator-Mediators Onofre H. Bautista, Othello B. Tongio, Jr. and Maribeth N. Gopez.

 

Ms. Charisma C. Loya, a resident of Meycauayan, Bulacan filed her RFA on January 12, 2018 against Emmanuel Staffing Services, Inc. for alleged non-payment/underpayment of wage and maltreatment of employer.

 

The parties agreed to settle her claims by accepting a total payment of Php15,000.00 on January 22, 2018.

 

Ms. Annie G. Unarse of Mariveles, Bataan decided to be repatriated due to maltreatment of her employer and filed her RFA on January 18, 2018 against Injaz Al Kawader Manpower Agency, Inc. for alleged non-payment of salary for 2 months.

 

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LABOR DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AT KOMEYA PREVENTS A POSSIBLE WORK STOPPAGE

Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today the settlement of the labor dispute filed by Kilusang Manggagawang Makabayan Komeya Food Product Chapter (KMM-Katipunan) against the Komeya Food Product Corporation.

 

The Notice of Strike (NOS) was filed on January 08, 2018 on grounds of Unfair Labor Practice (ULP), specifically, mass dismissal of 77 union officers and members and non-implementation of the Agreement dated November 10, 2017.

 

Two days after the filing of the NOS, the union staged its picket protest to express their sentiments to the company.

 

Director Aquino thanked Con-Med Tongio for his prompt action in monitoring the picket area to ensure the safety of the workers and the protest was undertaken peacefully.

 

The immediate conduct of a plant-level conciliation conference with the union officers and management representatives by Con-Med Tongio led the parties to agree and maintain status quo until the scheduled initial conference.  The union removed its streamers/banners placed at the main gate of the establishment.

 

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MANAGEMENT AND UNION AT BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING AGREE TO EXHAUST GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

The labor dispute at Coca-Cola FEMSA Phils., Inc. was amicably settled only a week after it was filed, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.

 

The Coca Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc. Employees Union filed a Preventive Mediation (PM) case on January 10, 2018 against Coca Cola FEMSA Phils., Inc., alleging that management refused to recognize union membership of two (2) finance manufacturing unit employees who are similarly situated and members of other unions in Pampanga and Canlubang.

 

Citing the report of Conciliator-Mediator Maribeth N. Gopez, the above issue was discussed at the plant-level through its Grievance Machinery (GM). However, after the first and second step of their GM were exhausted, the union sought the help of the Branch, and filed PM case against their employer.

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Ms. Osang, Fab at 60

With a tattoo on her leg, red blonde hair, colorful nail polished, trendy clothes, you would not recognize that she is already in her 60’s.Eve

 

She is Ms. Evelyn Q. Remolacio, who is rooted from the province of Bataan.  Sadly, one of the pioneers of NCMB will be retiring from employment effective January 2 of next year after serving the agency for 30 long years.

 

From her assignments to Central Office, to RCMB IV-A, and RCMB III, everyone knew Ms. Evelyn Q. Remolacio as the “Osang” of NCMB.

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STRIKE, SPARE, AND GUTTER

“Strike! Strike!” This is the word that filled my ears during the RCMB III two-day Mini Sportsfest which was held last November 21 and December 19, 2017 at the Bowling Center of SM Clark, Angeles, Pampanga.

 

It is in line with the Branch’s program of activities for 2017 under the Green Our DOLE Program (GODP).

 

We chose bowling because it is a sport best suited for people on their forties and fifties, overweight, and lack of physical activity. Something with less running involved, something that is blood pressure friendly.

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LABOR DISPUTE AT VISIONAIRE STEEL MARKETING CORPORATION, NOW OVER

Definitely, 2017 will end peacefully for the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch III, after the settlement of another Preventive Mediation case.

 

“The labor dispute at Visionaire Steel Marketing Corporation was amicably settled on December 20, 2017 after almost 2 months of painstaking negotiations,” Director Edgar G. Aquino said.

 

Citing the report of the handling Conciliator-Mediator, Onofre H. Bautista, the Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Visionaire Steel Marketing Corporation sought the help of the Branch on November 3, 2017.

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RCMB III FACILITATES THE SETTLEMENT OF THE LABOR DISPUTE AT KOMEYA FOOD PRODUCT CORPORATION FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 2017

For the second time in 2017, the labor dispute at Komeya Food Product Corporation was settled amicably through the intervention of the Branch on December 14, 2017, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.

 

On December 11, 2017, the Kilusang Manggagawang Makabayan Komeya Food Product Chapter filed a Notice of Strike against Komeya Food Product Corporation on the grounds of Unfair Labor Practice (ULP), particularly issues on union busting, and mass dismissal of union officers and members.

 

In its initial conference, the case was immediately settled through the effective facilitation of Conciliator-Mediator Othello B. Tongio, Jr.

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RCMB III FACILITATES THE SETTLEMENT OF RFAs IN A MOTORCYCLE DEALER and TRADING COMPANY

The two (2) Request for Assistance (RFA) filed on October 27 & November 7, 2017, involving a motorcycle dealer and a trading company were settled on November 17 & 27, 2017, respectively, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.

Mr. Vincent Demecillo, a motor mechanic, from Malaria Tala, Caloocan City filed his RFA against Racal Motor Sales Corporation on grounds of underpayment of wages, illegal deduction of cash bond, and tax refund.

He received the refund of his cash bond in the amount of P28,709.12, and wage differential payment covering the period 2014 – 2016 amounting to P8,824.00 on December 4, 2017 at the RCMB III Office, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Mr. Crisencio Galvez of Northville, Calulut, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, on the other hand, a company helper of Genesis Construction Supply Company requested to recover his money claims due to illegal dismissal.

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CO-CONCILIATION PROVES EFFECTIVE IN SETTLING LABOR DISPUTE IN A BEVERAGE COMPANY

Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today the settlement of the Preventive Mediation (PM) case filed by San Fernando Coca-Cola Rank and File Union – Federation and Cooperation of Cola, Beverage and All Industry Union (SACORU-FCCU) against the Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc.

The filing of PM case on September 11, 2017 on grounds of Unfair Labor Practices, particularly, illegal suspension, violation of due process, grave abuse of authority and discretion, and violation of CBA was resolved judiciously without materializing into a Notice of Strike.

Director Aquino expressed his great appreciation to Conciliator-Mediators Maribeth N. Gopez and Othello B. Tongio, Jr. for their collective efforts extended to resolve the parties’ differences leading to the resolution of the labor dispute on November 27, 2017.

The management’s sincere support and union’s commitment to industrial peace contributed significantly to think of viable solutions.

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RCMB III – A FRIEND OF THE FOREST

Every activity has a purpose, and every goal has a commitment.

The Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch III headed by Director Edgar G. Aquino desire in going back to Paradise Ranch, San Vicente, Tarlac on November 8, 2017 was not merely to comply with the Branch’s 2017 Green Our DOLE Program, but to encourage everyone to protect mother nature and keep our planet a great place to live in for humans and all living things.

The Branch staff in partnership with Paradise Ranch planted 40 mahogany trees with a signage under the name of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board installed to acknowledge us as friend of the forest.

As partners, these trees shall be taken cared of and will contribute greatly to the restoration of the environment in that area.

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