Twelve security guards of CMP Federal Security Agency received monetary benefits after successful Single Entry Approach (SEnA) conferences conducted by the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Executive Director Reynaldo R. Ubaldo reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday.
“The 12 employees received a total of P257, 812.67,” Ubaldo said in his report.
Rafaelito Broqueza and 11 others filed a request for assistance before the NCMB Central Office on 27 February 2015, alleging underpayment of wages, unpaid salary, cash bond, pro-rated 13th month pay, clothing allowance, service incentive leave, and non-remittance of SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-ibig premium contributions.
The parties reached agreement on 24 March 2015 when the management provided the computation of the claims for validation.
“Management also produced duplicate copies of the remittances made to SSS, PhilHealth, and PagIbig that were deducted from the salaries of the complainants,” Ubaldo said.
In the last conciliation conference on 1 April 2015, the 12 affected employees received payment of their monetary claims.
“Aside from the monetary benefits received by the employees, Rafaelito Broqueza and Fausto Lacsa were guaranteed by the management to be posted to new assignment within the next six months,” Ubaldo said.
“I commend both parties for reaching an agreement peacefully in just four conciliation conferences,” Baldoz commented, saying the SEnA is really helpful in settling prospective labor disputes.
She also lauded the efforts of Con-Med Othello B. Tongio Jr. for handling the settlement of the security guards’ RFA.
The SEnA program is a reform measure introduced by Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz when she assumed office in 2010. It is an effective tool to achieve speedy and impartial justice and declog court dockets of labor cases.
CMP Federal Security Agency/ RCMP Pentagon, a security services provider, is located at 1009 Aurora Boulevard, Project 3, Quezon City.
END/Gillian Pearl L. Guerrero