The Preventive Mediation case filed by the Kilusan ng Manggagawang Makabayan Wan Hong Construction Corporation Chapter (KMM-WHCC) against Wan Hong Construction Corporation was finally resolved, Director Edgar G. Aquino announced today.
The union filed a Preventive Mediation on March 19, 2018 on grounds of unfair labor practice (ULP), specifically union busting, underpayment of wages, Service Incentive Leave (SIL), paternity leave benefit, harassment, tax refund, and PPE reimbursement.
In the initial conciliation-mediation conference, management representative manifested that the lay-off of some union officers and members is due to near completion of the existing project, and a corresponding notice of termination/lay-off was filed before the Department of Labor and Employment – Bataan Field Office. In contrast, union believed that the project’s completion is expected in year 2020.
A series of conciliation-mediation conferences occurred. The exchanges of ideas and positions were tough but this not stop Conciliator-Mediator Othello B. Tongio, Jr. to pursue amicable settlement for both parties.