Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz recently unveiled the Labor Laws Compliant marker of San Miguel Brewery (SMB) Sales Office, the first establishment in Dumaguete City to receive such recognition from DOLE.
SMB Dumaguete’s marker is also the fourth for the company, with its Mandaue City, Samar and Leyte sales offices earlier garnering the compliance badge from DOLE.
Secretary Baldoz, in her pre-labor day event visit to the region, lauded SMB and its business partners for leading the way in supporting the implementation of DOLE’s major labor reform program, the Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS).
Baldoz said following its launch in 2013, DOLE took inspiration on the first part of Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) implementation from San Miguel Brewery upon knowing that top management required its contractors to be labor laws compliant.
SMB-Negros Island Region has 25 regular employees in sales, finance and logistics, supplemented by 61 staff complement from its nine contractors, namely, Jeff Marketing, JOEREN Mobile, Magic Disco and Sound System, CARA/Enterprises/Carret Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Mil Oros Corporation, DVD Ref Shop, F&E Bacolod, Negros Marine Security Services Corporation and Perfect Clean General Services.
These SMB business partners provide outsourced services from hauling, security, janitorial, automobile, refrigeration, among others.
The compliance to labor laws ensure the workers of the basic requirements set by law, such as minimum wage, SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG coverage, as well as compliance to occupational safety and health standards.
To date, the country has some 372 Labor Laws Compliance Officers throughout the various regions conducting joint assessments and ensuring compliance with labor laws in support to the Department’s massive campaign in the promotion and protection of every Filipino worker’s welfare.
The Labor Chief also challenged the tripartite industry councils in the region to gear up in industrializing joint assessments, labor assessments, and compliance processing, until all its member-industries obtain their Certificates of Compliance.
She further encouraged the business sector to emulate the SMB’s approach in view of the company’s vast coverage and voluminous number of contractors who comply to the labor laws compliance system.
Meanwhile, SMB Territorial Sales Manager Ramon Diones acknowledged the importance of having a system that is labor laws compliant, underscoring the role of DOLE towards the company’s and contractors’ participation that eventually led to reaping the compliance certificate.
He further bared that the human resources system of its contractors have been in place as an offshoot to SMB’s adherence to the Labor Laws Compliance System.
The signing of commitment on continuous observance of the labor laws between SMB, its partners, and the government sealed the unveiling ceremonies.
END/Bless M. De Padua
For more information on this report, you may contact Bless De Padua, Labor Communication Officer Designate at telefax number (035) 422-9741 or you may send an email at [email protected]