On its 39th Foundation Day
Baldoz cites NLRC for Project SpeED and SeNA accomplishments

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday commended the National Labor Relations Commission, an attached agency of the DOLE, for its significant achievements in the implementation of the DOLE’s Project Speedy and Efficient Disposition of Labor Cases, or Project SpeED, and the Single Entry Approach (SEnA) reform program.

Speaking at the Monday flag ceremony to kickstart the NLRC’s one week celebration of its 39th foundation anniversary, Baldoz praised the men and women of the NLRC, led by its Chairman, Gerardo C. Nograles, for facilitating P4.51 million in monetary benefits to 24,832 workers as of 30 August 2013.

“It is of record that the NLRC responded to 32,661 labor and employment cases and successfully disposed rate of 65 percent during the period under Project SpeED 6. I urge you not to rest on your reformist agenda and achieve more,” Baldoz said.

The labor and employment chief also cited the NLRC for responding to some 10,634 SEnA requests for assistance (RFAs) from workers and employers under the DOLE’s mandatory 30-day Single Entry Approach (SEnA), mandated by virtue of Department Order No. 107-10, Series of 2010.

“It is also worthy to note that the NLRC took only an average of 16 days to successfully dispose 9,110 of these RFAs, resulting in a disposition rate of 86 percent and facilitating monetary benefits reaching P74.166 million benefiting 4,524 workers from all over the country,” she said.

“From the very start of the Aquino III administration, the NLRC has worked tirelessly to be an agency trusted for fairness and integrity, and has continually engaged in bringing its services closer and more accessible to workers, our tripartite partners, and the Filipino people,” Baldoz added.

The NLRC celebrates week-long its 39th Foundation Day starting yesterday, ushering in Labor Relations Week on the theme, “NLRC Exceeding Expectations: Changing Perceptions.”

One of the highlights of the celebration is an orientation for NLRC stakeholders on the 2011 NLRC Rules on Procedure, As Amended, and the NLRC’s Road Map which is focused on reforms and the need to surpass the expectations towards a fair, speedy, accessible labor justice grounded on integrity and accountability.

The NLRC, an attached agency of the DOLE, performs quasi-judicial functions. Established under Presidential Decree No. 442 on 1 November 1974, the NLRC’s forerunner is the Court of Industrial Relations, established on 29 October 1936 under Commonwealth Act No. 103, and following the foundation of the DOLE by virtue of Act 4131 on 8 December 1933.

The NLRC’s mandate is to adjudicate labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution. It is known in Filipino as the Pambansang Komisyon sa Ugnayang Paggawa.

Any question about this release? Please call the NLRC at tel. nos. 781-7881 or 740-7730.

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